In light of the tragic event at Sandy Hook: Mental Illness

As a future elementary school teacher, I am horrified at the tragic event that took place on Friday, December 14th at Sandy Hook Elementary School. My heart goes out to every parent, friend, and community member directly and indirectly affected by the event.

The story has been provoking lots of discussion on gun rights in America, but this one mom has asked Americans to think about mental illness. Please read her blog below as she relates to the tragedy through raising her 13 year old son.

I would love to hear your thoughts on what can be done about mental illness in America after reading this blog post. How can we better serve those with mental disabilities?