Anne Arundel County Executive
The forum, he said, comes in response to the shootings last week in Newtown, Conn., in which 20 students and six staff members at
In a release, Leopold said, "Mental health is a key piece in our discussion about how to prevent these terrible events, which often a perpetrated by a lone gunman who goes unnoticed until the unthinkable happens."
The forum will be held at
Leopold said in the release that the panel will revisit mental health topics discussed at an earlier forum two years ago, and evaluate what progress has been made in identifying and treating mental illness, as well as identify gaps in the county.