Scarlett Lewis on WXYZ’s UpFront with Glenda Lewis

Dec 10, 2021 | Interviews, News

Mother examines mental health impact of school shootings after losing child in Sandy Hook tragedy

(WXYZ) — In tonight’s 7 UpFront segment, we’re taking a closer look at the impact the school shooting will have on the mental health of students and families in the wake of the Oxford high school tragedy.

Joining us to talk about is Scarlett Lewis, the founder of The Jesse Lewis Chose Love Movement, a non-profit inspired by the bravery of her six-year-old son who saved several classmates before he was killed during the Sandy Hook shootings 9 years ago…

Lewis says she understands what parents in Oxford are going through.

“I felt incredible empathy for those parents,” she says. “I knew exactly what they were facing, the hardship of figuring out how they were going to survive without their kids and what their lives were going to look like, how they were going to be present for their other kids, and every time it happens it makes me double down on my efforts to be part of the solution and there is a solution. We don’t have to live like this. This doesn’t have to happen. We just need to be proactive in our approach instead of how we have been, which is reacting as each one happens.”

She also has a message for the parents of the victims and the students of Oxford High School – Read More on WXYZ…