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“32,000 shooting deaths a year that can be avoided."
On Monday, we were pleased to meet with Connecticut Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, as well as Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty in Hartford to discuss their plans to urge the 114th Congress to act on gun violence prevention.
We are thankful and encouraged by them for making gun violence prevention for Connecticut, and the country, a priority.
Read more about our visit HERE.
Congratulations to Dr. Vivek Murthy on his confirmation as America's next Surgeon General.
Beyond his outstanding medical qualifications that make him the best candidate for the role, we are proud of his belief that gun violence is a public health issue that doctors everywhere can have a hand in stemming.
HERE, read Mark Barden's piece in the Huffington Post about what we've learned in the two years since 12/14 and how we can better protect our kids from real threats.
"But after every sort of victory, there’s also a moment of incredible sadness for me, for whatever happens, I know I still can’t bring Dylan back. That hole will never be filled. No matter how many lives get saved in his name, or in the name of others, I can’t go back. But you can go forward and make a difference."
HERE, read Nicole Hockley's letter about how her life has changed, now 2 years after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary and how you can help prevent tragedies in your own communities and #ProtectOurKids.
Thank you to Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy. Earlier this week he spoke to Congress to mark the 2nd anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary.
He told Congress about our good bystander programs, and educated them about the Utah student who helped prevent a shooting in their high school last week by telling a school resource officer about a student with a gun.
He also urged Congress to move forward on mental health funding and pointed out their unintended complicity in the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in America.
We thank him for his continuous efforts to #ProtectOurKids and for making gun violence prevention a priority.
“What a difference a year makes. Last year Americans could see progress flowing from both the White House Conference on Mental Health and state legislation. This year, progress has slowed."
Nearly two years after the tragedy at Sandy Hook, imperative mental health care funding is being cut in states across the country.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in 2013, 37 states and Washington DC increased funding for mental health after 3 years of funding cuts. In 2014, only 27 states and Washington DC allocated an increase, and 7 states decreased funding..
Read more here to see how your state is, or isn't, working for a better mental health care system.