The Connection Between Poverty, Inequality and Firearm Violence

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Circumstances in U.S. urban centers go hand in hand with gun violence, UCLA Luskin’s Mark Kaplan says

Studying the Link Between Poverty and Suicides

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New research shows that poverty may have a greater effect on suicide rates than do unemployment or foreclosures

Study Explains Link Between Heavy Alcohol Use and Suicides During Economic Downturns

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Social Welfare professor Mark Kaplan and colleagues found that increase in high-risk drinking during the Great Recession may explain rise in alcohol-related suicides by men — but not women — during period of overall decline in alcohol use.

Examining the Link Between Gun Laws and Suicides

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Luskin professor and his student find that states with most-restrictive gun laws have a reduced rate of firearm suicides among older males

Recent Findings Concerning Alcohol Abuse and Suicide

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Policies minimizing harmful alcohol use are essential for suicide prevention.

Mark S. Kaplan

Mark S. Kaplan, Dr.P.H., is professor of Social Welfare at the…

Mark Kaplan Says There is Lack of Analysis of the Military as a Social Setting

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The social welfare professor discussed mental health and suicide prevention for veterans on NPR.

Luskin Forum Highlights the School's Multiple Perspectives

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Latest issue of the school-wide publication focuses on common themes and collaboration.

Availability of alcohol linked to alcohol-related suicides

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Study by Social Welfare professor Mark Kaplan measures impacts of off-premise and on-premise alcohol outlet density.

In studying suicide, he shines a light on a secret shame

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Social welfare professor Mark Kaplan says raising awareness about suicide is a key to preventing it.