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Obama To Highlight Mental Health in Conference Today

Making the comments six months after the Newtown Shooting


(Reuters)—President Barack Obama will highlight the issues faced by Americans with mental health problems at a White House conference on Monday, following his promise to start a "national conversation" on the subject after the shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at a school last year.

The massacre at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14 raised awareness of mental issues, although little is known about the state of mind of the shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who committed suicide.