Let's keep mental health issues on the front burner. It is our only chance to fuel the fire of change for those who suffer in silence from mental health issues and those who seek to intervene before it is too late.
It is difficult to assess the threat level of someone driving their car, walking down the street, or just passing us by, but schools provide enough exposure to create a paradigm to begin threat assessment and find ways to upgrade happiness.
As a nation of adults who now, more than ever, feel compelled to protect the youngest among us from unnecessary gun violence, we must realize that our babies are watching and listening to us argue, and that they will learn from our action -- or our inertia.
Children in Pakistan have in common with children in America in that both are God's children. In both countries, the urgent challenge is to provide young men with productive work to do and dignified, adult roles to play in their families and society.
We know the importance of identifying best practices and in having highly-trained teachers and social workers to respond to these complex concerns. We are reminded of the importance of changing our national dialogue from violence to peace.