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Widower fights for mental health reforms

Newtown deaths prompt crusade

HARTFORD — The school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary, Mary Sherlach, would often come home frustrated with an overwhelming workload due to budget cuts and paperwork from mounting regulations, her widower says.

Following her death in the December shooting at the Newtown school, Bill Sherlach is dedicating himself to raising money for agencies that provide mental health services to young people. He said he has no idea whether a lack of mental health care contributed to the shooting, but he believes more services could help prevent future massacres.

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