A majority of Americans are nervous about gun violence: What does that mean for mental health?

Have you ever been to the cinema and found yourself checking exits? A new study reports that more than 62% of people do so because of fears of gun violence and terrorism.

Of the 2,000 people surveyed by security firm Evolv Technology, 81% said they were “concerned” about gun violence in particular.

So what impact does this fear have on Americans’ mental health?

Joel DvoskinA clinical and forensic psychologist who served on the American Psychological Association’s Task Force on Reducing Gun Violence helps us answer this question.

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