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Topic - Wayne Lindstrom
President Obama and Vice President Joseph R. Biden will host a mental-health conference at the White House on Monday but, after an outcry from advocacy groups, the administration is no longer billing the meeting as part of its effort to enact gun control legislation.
He said mental-health advocates have discouraged the administration from drawing a link.
When he and other mental-health advocates met with Mr. Biden's gun violence task force last winter, Mr. Lindstrom said, "one of our messages was that we didn't need another presidential commission or task force to study these issues. What we really advocated for is that the president use his position, the bully pulpit, to help bring mental illness out of the shadows."