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Firearms, Youth Mental Health, & What Can Be Done

Colorado Ceasefire speaks with Yellow Scene Magazine on the intersection between gun violence prevention and youth mental health.


The intersection between the youth mental health crisis and gun violence prevention is a complex and pressing issue. Addressing mental health challenges among young individuals is crucial, as untreated conditions can exacerbate the risk of violent behavior, including gun violence. Access to mental health resources, early intervention programs, and destigmatization efforts are vital components in preventing individuals from resorting to violence. Additionally, implementing comprehensive gun violence prevention measures such as background checks, restrictions on access to firearms for individuals with mental health issues, and community-based intervention strategies are essential in mitigating the risk of firearm-related incidents, particularly among youth populations.

Click the link below to read Yellow Scene Magazine’s recent piece on the youth mental health crisis.