Over the summer, legislatures take a vacation, but our advocacy work continues. In the past few months, Sandy Hook Promise Action Fund has been busy preparing for state governments to return to session to continue our advocacy efforts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Delaware and others.
Two students were arrested yesterday after school officials became aware of a plot to kill teachers and students at South Pasadena High School. We are so thankful that conscientious bystanders were able to recognize the warning signs and intervene to prevent mass violence.
"Individual wellness is largely a product of what happens in families, schools, communities, and the broader social context, and interventions are more efficient when they target root causes."
DON'T STOP SPEAKING OUT. Robin Williams' tragic death has ignited frank, open conversations about mental health issues on social media channels and around dinner tables across the country.
"People don't wake up and suddenly make a major shift in how they've been their entire lives and suddenly decide to kill others."
Adults rank school violence and gun-related injuries in their top ten concerns for children's health nationally, but not in their top ten concerns for children in their own communities.
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We at Sandy Hook Promise mourn the death of the unparalleled Robin Williams. Tragically, a man whose vibrancy and exuberance charmed the world was consumed by a devastating depression that millions of Americans share.