Nearly one year after the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a local organization is remembering the victims.
Tuesday night, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, held a candle light vigil for those who were killed in the school shooting on December 14, 2012.
Denise Kolivoski, NAMI Executive Director, said that one in four people are impacted by mental illness.
"Unfortunately, it was a very sad event, but NAMI has seen a 72% in our clients since then. People are noticing that through our education, we really can make a difference in the lives of individuals and families facing daily challenges of mental illness."
The candle light vigil was held during their Family-to-Family graduation ceremony. It's a 12 week program that helps families and caregivers of individuals with mental illness.