In our neighboring Newtown, Connecticut, too many families are steeling themselves for the anniversary of an unspeakable tragedy: the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
I’ve recently been interviewed for an article (coming out soon) about whether I think the Mental Health system in Connecticut has changed in the year since the incident. My answer? Not yet, not that I can see. If anything, we’re in danger of sweeping the issues under the rug once again.
But the questions remain: Could it have been prevented? Should someone have seen the “signs”? And – more usefully, perhaps – what can be done to help stop future tragedy?