Hannah Wesolowski on Mental Health, Guns, and Red Flag Laws

Hannah Wesolowski on Mental Health, Guns, and Red Flag Laws
Posted on Jun 01 2022
Washington Journal: C-SPAN
Hannah Wesolowski, NAMI chief advocacy officer, is featured in a live, on-camera interview, discussing mental illness, misinformation, and explains ‘red flag’ laws. “It is rare that a shooter in this situation has a mental health diagnosis. When we focus on mental illness, it distracts from the topic at hand on how to address this gun violence crisis in this country. It also adds to the stigma around mental health, which has a tragic impact of discouraging people to go get the help that they need to get well and stay well. Mental health is health, and we should not be stigmatizing it in this way. We should be focused on solutions that really protect people.” said Hannah Wesolowski, NAMI CAO.