"Mental illness is a disease that knows no race, gender, socio-economic background or political party. It impacts Americans from all walks of life."
In San Antonio, the police, the county jail, mental-health department, criminal courts, hospitals and homeless programs have worked together to develop the resources to take better care of people with serious mental illness.
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.
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