Children's Mental Health

Connecticut Legal Rights Project

2013 - $19,000

On December 14, 2012, when Adam Lanza shot 20 first graders and six educators before killing himself at Sandy Hook Elementary school, a nationwide conversation began regarding preventing such a tragedy from ever occurring again. One of the front-and-center issues is mental health care, access, and the rights of the mentally ill.

The discussion has provided an opportunity for mental health advocates to renew interest in interventions, services and approaches that have demonstrated that they can make a difference in our schools and our communities. With this grant, the Connecticut Legal Rights Project will fund an experienced, seasoned professional to collaborate with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) CT’s Keep the Promise Coalition (KtP) and other organizations in developing proposals, and analyzing and responding to those that arise, for the first six months of 2013.

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