Link: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2016/09/08/as-a-mental-health-provider-i-ask-all-my-patients-about-guns-heres-why/

By Nathaniel P. Morris
September 8, 2016

Few topics stir more controversy in this country than guns. Mass shootings and urban gun violence inflame public passions. Gun control measures divide our political leaders, and elections often hinge on candidates' views of guns.

I struggle with issues related to firearms every day, but in a different way. To me, it's not about politics or elections. It's part of my daily job. As a mental health provider, I have to ask all my patients about guns.