This week, Child Mind Institute president Dr. Harold Koplewicz was in Washington, DC, as a part of what he called an “amazing group” of mental health professionals presenting to the Vice President’s Commission on Gun Violence. The wide-ranging scope of Vice-President Biden’s inquiry into this problem, from public education to increased access to mental health care, fits very well with the Child Mind Institute’s mission, and we are thrilled that he and the President have taken leadership in this critical area. We’re also proud to be able to work with so many other committed organizations and applaud the efforts of everyone involved.

Only time will tell, but out of the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, we are seeing some growing glimmers of hope and a sense of momentum that might just make this a better world for our children and children everywhere.