How is mental health related to committing violent acts with guns?

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Dr. Justin D’Arienzo, a forensic psychologist, described a perfect storm: some kind of grievance, a crisis, and a mental health problem makes people more likely to commit a violent crime.

“The issue is that humans suffer from wishful thinking and denial like people think that things will never happen in my family, my loved one would never commit such an act, even if they made threats. So often people avoid calling the police or calling a mental health professional to seek services,” D’Arienzo said.