September 27, 2022 C3

The Intersection of Mental Health and Gun Violence: An Event with NAMI Washington

On September 17th, we were invited to host a panel discussing the intersection between gun violence and mental health at the NAMI Washington Conference in Olympia. The panel was moderated by South Seattle Emerald Founder and Alliance for Gun Responsibility Foundation Board Member, Marcus Harrison Green. The panelists were: 

The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including Extreme Risk Protection Orders, the risks of firearm ownership, and safe storage. Conversation and questions ranged from what public health data says about the risk of firearms in the home to the political division stoking the fires of ideological violence.

We are grateful to NAMI Washington for the opportunity to participate in and learn from this thought-provoking conference.

Dylan O’Connor is Director of Government Affairs at The Alliance.