Dr. Lia Gaggino, Consulting Pediatrician for MC3, published an op-ed article in The Detroit News titled “Tackle mental health and gun violence together.” The article is behind a paywall, but here are some quotes from it:
“Pediatricians can and should be counseling families about safe storage. Parents are the first line of defense to keep children safe. Statistically, we know a home without a firearm is the safest for kids. However, if there are firearms in the home, parents can take simple measures to ensure their children’s safety:
► Firearms should be stored and locked.
► Ammunition should be locked separately from the gun.
► Seek help if there are concerns for a mental health issue such as depression, suicidal ideation, cutting or anxiety.”