Town hall meeting about mass shootings hosted in Grand Haven
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Town hall meeting about mass shootings hosted in Grand Haven


LYNSEY:..FIRST AT SEVEN – MASS SHOOTINGS ARE THE TOPIC OF DISCUSSION AT A TOWN HALL MEETING HAPPENING NOW IN GRAND HAVENa&. 3 NEWS 8’S LEON HENDRIX IS LIVE IN THE NEWSROOM WITH WHAT THE DISCUSSION IS ALL ABOUT– 3 LEON:..THE DISCUSSION IS FOCUSING AROUND THE ISSUE OF MENTAL HEALTH, MENTAL ILLNESS, AND THE ROLE THAT THESE TRAGEDIES PLAYING OUT CAN HAVE ON ALL OF USa&.. 3 THE MEETING STARTED ABOUT A HALF AN HOUR AGO AT THE GRAND HAVEN COMMUNITY CENTER ON COLUMBUS AVENUEa&..LEADERS SAY IT’S IMPORTANT TO SEPARATE THOSE WITH NON-VIOLENT MENTAL ILLNESS DIAGNOSIS– AND THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THAT DO NEED TO BE ADDRESSED TO HELP PREVENT THINGS LIKE MASS SHOOTINGS.THE HOPE IS TO HAVE ENGAGING, OPEN DIALOGUE ABOUT EVENTS OF LATE – AND HOPING SOMETHING THEY TALK ABOUT MIGHT PREVENT VIOLENCE FROM HAPPENING 3 HERE. 3 ((BARBARA: IT’S REALLY A GRASS ROOTS EXPRESSION. IT’S ABOUT INVITING PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY…. AROUND FILLING THOSE GAPS.))((GABRIELLE EASTERLY: US AS STUDENTS WE WALK IN EVERY DAY NOT KNOWING WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN….TO US, ME PERSONALLY)) ((BARBARA: IF YOU HAVE A MENTAL ILLNESS….WE’RE ALL DEALING WITH SOMETHING AT SOME POINT.)) 3 LEON:..THE MEETING CONTINUES THROUGH 9 O’CLOCK THIS EVENING. WE WILL HAVE A WRAP UP ON THE BROADCAST AT 10 ON THE HAVE A WRAP UP EVENING. WE WILL O’CLOCK THIS THROUGH 9 O’CLOCK THIS 3 EVENING. WE WILL HAVE A WRAP UP ON THE BROADCAST AT 10 AND 11 O’CLOCK ON WOOD -TV 8a&.. 3

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