Gun show suicide prevention chats get owners to lock guns up

Talking with people at gun shows about suicide prevention and the risks of unsecured firearms can nudge them to lock up their weapons, a new study shows.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~9 min

Gun purchase age limits do little to curb homicides

Many young adults get their guns from family members or illicit channels, says Caitlin Moe. "[W]e can't address that kind of availability with age limits."

Jake Ellison-U. Washington • futurity
Sept. 30, 2020 ~4 min

Surge in gun sales ups suicide concerns

During COVID-19 and social unrest, gun purchases have soared. An expert explains why that raises concerns about suicide, and what can help lessen the risk.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 11, 2020 ~5 min

Poll: Many teens say active shooter drills are harmful

Rather than offering a sense of security, active shooter drills at school can make teens feel unsafe, scared, helpless, or sad, according to a new poll.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

Gun culture isn’t just one thing in America

Only a marginal part of American gun culture is political, new research suggests. It documents a mentality called "gun culture 3.0."

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 22, 2020 ~6 min

To cut military suicide risk, push safe gun storage?

"We cannot simply wait to know a service member is at high risk for suicide before we encourage safe storage or temporary storage away from home."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~4 min

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Women who own handguns at 35X risk of suicide

In addition, men who own a handgun are 8 times more likely to die of suicide by gun, according to the new study that followed new gun owners for years.

Beth Duff-Brown-Stanford • futurity
June 7, 2020 ~7 min

Abused children and partners, people with mental illness are all especially vulnerable with stay-at-home orders from coronavirus

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.

Lynn Lieberman Lawry, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

Abused children and family, people with mental illness are all especially vulnerable with stay-at-home orders from coronavirus

Different groups in society can suffer from social distancing practices. That includes higher risk of domestic violence, child abuse and mental health problems.

Lynn Lieberman Lawry, Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences • conversation
March 31, 2020 ~6 min

/

5