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The Most Wonderful Time of the Year? When the Holidays Aren't So Jolly

Sezin Koehler | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact
Sezin Koehler

To all of you who, like me, struggle through this time of year: Please be gentle with yourself. If grief visits, let it. Reach out if you need help. Set clear boundaries and don't be afraid to honor them even when you're feeling pressured not to. Don't force things.

Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

A Christmas Gift

Alissa Parker | Posted 12.16.2014 | Parents
Alissa Parker

That moment. That very moment has played over and over and over and over again in my mind, hundreds of times. That moment was the same moment my Emilie was being killed in her first grade classroom... and I was picking out Legos.

Two Years to Nowhere

Liza Long | Posted 12.15.2014 | Parents
Liza Long

What changed for my family in the two years since Newtown? One word: treatment. Before Newtown, I was afraid to speak up and demand help for my son. After Newtown, in large part because I shared our family's private tragedy, my son, unlike Adam Lanza, got the help he needed.

Do Mass Shootings Like Newtown Actually Reduce Support for Gun Control?

John A. Tures | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
John A. Tures

The increased demand for more gun rights predates the election of President Barack Obama. Sure gun control support increased as the overall crime rate fell in the 1990s, but also fell as the crime rate continued to decline in the following decade.

Two Years After Newtown, Some States Are Retreating On Mental Health Funding

Stateline | Michael Ollove | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 12.16.2014 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...

Newtown -- Two Years Later

Shannon Watts | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact
Shannon Watts

When people discuss school shootings, what immediately comes to mind are those like Sandy Hook that shatter entire communities within minutes, even seconds. And yes, mass shootings take a devastating toll, but they are not the only senseless acts of gun violence that threaten our schools.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Barely Anyone Thinks The U.S. Has Made Progress On Gun Violence Since Newtown

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

Two years after the Newtown school shootings, just 9 percent of Americans think the U.S. has gotten better at preventing gun violence, a new HuffPost/...

How To Honor The Legacy Of All 26 Newtown Shooting Victims

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg and Sally Lauckner | Posted 12.14.2014 | Impact

Sunday marks two years since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which claimed the lives of 20 children and six faculty members. In the tim...

A Letter To The Mom I Used To Be

Nicole Hockley | Posted 12.14.2014 | Parents
Nicole Hockley

It hurts. It just hurts. You suppress your feelings as much as you can because you fear if you really let it out, you would never recover. And here's the thing -- you didn't have to be that mom. For all the moms and dads reading this now -- this doesn't have to be you.

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Gun Control Advocate Says NRA Doesn't Care About Public Safety

The Huffington Post | Amber Ferguson | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics

Dan Gross, president of the advocacy group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, says the National Rifle Association incites "fear” in people to i...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

In Newtown, Mental Health Problems Still Emerging

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 12.12.2014 | Healthy Living

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Anxiety, depression, guilt, sleeplessness, marital strife, drug and alcohol abuse — two years after the massacre at Sandy Ho...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

Violence as a Public Health Problem: A Most Violent Year

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 12.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

Cure Violence appreciates that kids killing kids is the product of biological and group processes. This type of violence is a learned behavior: proximity and ongoing exposure to violence in a community triggers youth to imitate what they see.

Here's How You Can Honor The Newtown Victims

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.08.2014 | Crime

This Sunday marks the two-year anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and community organize...

December: Celebrate, But Remember

Martha Burk | Posted 12.05.2014 | Politics
Martha Burk

Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 92 school shootings in America, and too many individuals killed with guns to count.

Through the Eyes of Love......

Janine Francolini | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

What a different world it could have been if we were able to heed the Pope's call to action before tragedies like Newtown and stop isolating and discriminating against those who have all types of brain differences.

Newtown Group Demands Jay Leno Cancel His Performance At Gun Lobby Trade Show

Mother Jones | Tim Murphy | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics

Gun control advocates aren't laughing about Jay Leno's next move....

Newtown, 730 Days Later: Lessons Learned

Suzy Hayman DeYoung | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Suzy Hayman DeYoung

For those who have suffered since Newtown and for those who predictably will suffer in the months to come, a few lessons learned in hindsight from one Newtown Resident.

Therapists Missed Newtown Gunman's Rage As A Teenager

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 10.25.2014 | Crime

HARTFORD, Conn., Oct 24 (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager wer...

Christina Wilkie

Washington Voters Will Weigh Competing Gun Control Measures On Heels Of School Shooting

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A shooting at a suburban Washington state high school on Friday is likely to intensify an already heated debate over two competing state...

Terrorism, Ottawa, and the New Normal

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.23.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

As shocked as many Canadians, and much of the world, are about the shootings that occurred in Ottawa yesterday, they really shouldn't be.