Thursday, January 10, 2013

Where's the discussion on mental health?

It has been less than a month since the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School. No doubt many of us still feel the impact of seeing the photos of children crying while being escorted by police out of their school or family members fearfully waiting outside the fire station to hear about the safety of their children. Gun control advocates appropriately began pressing for immediate action. The Children's Defense Fund was out front leading the call to action to "protect children, not guns." Marian Wright Edelman also wrote powerful pieces about gun violence in her Child Watch® Columns after the shootings. The Administration has also kept the gun control debate in news by signaling that recommendations for tighter gun controls would go to the President in a matter of days.

Who is leading the conversation on mental health in this country in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings? Clearly that played a role in this tragic event. I would love to hear more about what's going on and how I can get involved.


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