Father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead

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Jeremy Richman, 49, of Newtown, was found dead at the Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main St.by ambulance crews who were called to the scene.

Weeks after the shooting, Richman and others went to the CT state legislature calling for fixing a broken mental health care system and removing the stigma from psychiatric illness. We are funding neuroscience research aimed at understanding the brain's chemistry, structure, and circuits that lead to violence and compassion.

Avielle Richman, who was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre. "He was with me in my office two weeks ago, excited as could be about the Avielle Foundation's latest fantastic work", Murphy said on social media.

Avielle was 6 years old when she was killed during the school shooting on December 14, 2012, according to the foundation.

Newtown Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde said Richman left a suicide note, but did not disclose its contents. The foundation works to prevent violence by fostering brain health research, education, and policy. One former student who died was apparently dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder from the shooting, but circumstances surrounding the second student's death remain unclear. That student has not been identified publicly.

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It appears Richman took his own life, according to police. The teenager, who graduated from the school past year, had been diagnosed with PTSD.

Psychologist April Foreman, a board member at the American Association of Suicidology, said survivors are more prone to suicide and thus must be vigilant about mental health check-ups just as if they had a family history of breast cancer or heart disease. A 16-year-old boy from the school was found dead Saturday night in an apparent suicide, The New York Times reported.

Aiello was friends with MSD victim Meadow Pollack, who was killed along with 16 other people on February 14, 2018.

A renowned expert on PTSD said Monday that people who had been traumatized by a violent event, such as the Sandy Hook parent who was killed in an apparent suicide earlier in the day, can have that trauma revived when a similar event takes place.

Some students have begun counting the two suicides among the victims of the shooting.

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