Mental Health Front And Center During Connecticut’s Gun Control Debate

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Today at the Capitol, mental health was front and center as the gun safety debate continues. And in Groton, a mental health award was given to a parent of a student killed in the Newtown shootings.

More stringent gun laws are not the answer say many gun proponents. They say the mental health of individuals who get their hands on guns should be the primary focus. But the governor`s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission today heard some sobering testimony.

Simultaneous to the Sandy Hook hearing, recognition in Groton for Nelba Marquez-Greene, whose daughter Ana was among the Sandy Hook Elementary victims. Marquez-Greene, a licensed marriage and family therapist, was given a local organization`s service to families award and promises advocacy is her mission.

The theme of the Connecticut Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference was healing through family therapy.

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