A state senator who is also the only practicing physician in the Colorado Legislature joined a forum on Sunday in Denver to discuss improvements that could be made to mental health care in Colorado.
People who lived in the two states that saw the most deadly U.S. mass shootings in 2012 were less enthusiastic about buying new guns at the end of the year than those in most other states.
The Connecticut shooting is thrusting mental health into the spotlight, and that prompted CBS4′s Alan Gionet to ask the Good Question: “Is there a common thread among the killers?”
Some people are linking the shooting in Connecticut with autism, or something called Ausperger’s Disorder. But as Dr. Dave Hnida reports, those alone aren’t the cause — there something else going on to cause this type of violent behavior.
No matter where you live or how old your children are, discussing a tragedy, like the elementary school shooting in Connecticut, with children can be difficult.