Fostering a healthy workplace environment isn’t enough to protect employees from violent co-workers. Duress alarm systems can save the day when unpredictable, violent situations and events are presented by current and former employees. The fatal shooting of two television journalists in Virginia is a tragic reminder that workplace violence comes in many forms. Although workplace […]
A disgruntled former employee at a TV news station in Virginia killed a reporter and cameraman during a live TV interview. What is notable about this tragedy is the assailant broadcasted a video of the shooting through his Twitter account. Unlike serial killers who seek a degree of infamy, revenge-based shooters such as this individual […]
Are mass shootings on the rise? The answer apparently depends on who you are asking and how you define mass shootings. This article presents an array of research recently published asking this question. It is important to ask, given the perception of a rise in mass shootings created by mass media coverage of incidents, the […]
Advances in medicine have helped millions of people cure or reduce the impact of ailments, including mental illness. While mood stabilizing drugs and antidepressants help individuals regain control over their emotional and psychological struggles, another statistic that has been cited by alternative media sources is the prevalence of mass shooters who are on prescription medication. […]
In recent media attention about gun control vs. mental illness, the issue of mass shooters having mental health problems has been discussed, calling for better screening, improved health services and expanded background screening for gun purchases. Aaron Alexis had reported bouts of paranoia and hearing voices prior to his rampage at the Washington Navy Yard. […]
Johnny Lee talks about warning signs and prevention techniques to help prevent this form of workplace violence.