Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
If we want to do everything we can to avoid another school shooting tragedy, gun control is only one of the important conversations we need to have. It’s time to talk about how we look at mental health in our country.
The father of one of the students killed at Columbine is working to prevent school violence in his daughter’s memory. He also has some advice for the people living in Newtown, Conn.
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.
The mass shooting in Connecticut has sent us reeling. So how do we cope? Dr. Dave Hnida says there’s no fix-it for all of us, but there are some things to consider as we assess the tragedy, and search for skills to emotionally survive — both in the shock phase, and the days of adjustment and health in the weeks, months and years ahead.
Violence like the school shooting in Connecticut is unthinkable for so many of us. It’s hard getting our heads around such a horrible thing, and children really struggle with the news.
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.
Gov. John Hickenlooper called for a discussion about gun control in Colorado’s 2013 Legislature one day before 20 school children were gunned down in Newtown, Conn.
Video tapings of a man accused of shooting two middle school students are chilling and calculated as well as bizarre and rambling.
Jury selection began Thursday in the trial of Bruco Eastwood. He is accused of the shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in February 2010.