Five things Friday roundup: America, we have a problem.

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1. A handgun problem

I often think about America’s gun problem as an issue with assault rifles. Turns out, handguns might be more to blame.?

2. Guns and gun deaths

To no one’s surprise, gun deaths correlate with the amount of guns available.

3. Mental illness

How do we accurately talk about mental illness and gun violence?

4. Rethinking mental health response

Cities across the country are rethinking their response to mental health crises. We need to see more of this.

5. How to we make it through?

In the face of constant terror and ceaseless inaction, I regularly turn to the wisdom of Adrienne Maree Brown to understand how we our communities can both heal and be transformed. Pleasure Activism and Emergent Strategy are two books that I keep coming back to time and again.

Ben Tapper

Ben Tapper is the host of the Invisible Truths podcast and the co-founder of the Kindred Collective which is an organization designed to address racial equity through consulting and healing dialogue programs. Read More

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