The Truth About Mental Illness and Gun Violence

It's been nearly two years since I lost my wife Mary, a dedicated school psychologist and one of the six educators taken from us – in one unthinkable moment – at Sandy Hook Elementary.

While dealing with our loss of Mary never gets easier, I've found great strength in my work to honor her memory by prioritizing mental wellness. And as today is World Mental Health Day, I'm hoping you'll join me in acknowledging not only my late wife's lifetime work, but also the work we all still need to do as a country and as a society to stop scapegoating mental illness and bring more attention to mental wellness.