Incidents of mass violence such as the shootings in San Bernardino, CA, and Savannah, GA, on 12/2, Colorado Springs, CO, on 11/27, and many others in recent months, can lead to significant levels of emotional distress or other behavioral health concerns among those in the impacted areas: survivors, loved ones of victims, first responders, rescue and recovery workers, or anywhere across the country, particularly among those who may have experienced a similar trauma and for whom news of these events may be especially distressing.
Disaster Distress Helpline Incidents of Mass Violence: information on distress risk factors and warning signs + resources for coping.
SAMHSA’s Coping with Traumatic Events: Resources for Children, Parents, Educators and Other Professionals.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): Resources for Mass Violence (Terrorism).
American Psychological Association: Managing Stress in the Aftermath of a Shooting.
Source: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 12-8-2015 Newsletter