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Two years after Sandy Hook: Mental health funding still lags

from U.S. News & World Report

School shootings and high-profile stories of mental illness often bring about calls for change from government officials, but this year Congress did not pass mental health care reforms and states slowed in their response to the issue, shows a study by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The State Mental Health Legislation report for 2014 comes days before the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, when Adam Lanza — who had untreated mental illness – killed 20 children, six educators, and his mother, before killing himself. The massacre, another in a string of school shootings in recent years, again raised questions about gun control and early intervention for people with mental health issues. more


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