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Violence and mental health…Do they go hand in hand? Do mental health problems lead to violence?  Or does violence lead to mental health problems?

I would say both, but the county recently received $500,000 to battle violence as a public health issue.

Violence in the Black community is no different than violence in Vietnam or any war, or the trauma people suffer when their love ones are killed in an accident or in a shooting.

Just like the families and whole communities had to receive treatment after various school shootings, residents in Black communities with high amounts of violence should receive the same kind of help but don’t.

What is the city, county or state doing in Pittsburgh or any major urban area such as Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Detroit, to help the family and friends address the fear, anger, hurt of a love one or just an associate death.

Many if not most veterans of wars have serious mental problems that lead to addictions, detachment from family and friends, homelessness and sometimes–even violence. No man can be put in a situation where he sees other men killed, or he kills others or each side is trying to kill or hurt the other and it not affect him or her mentally.

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