Community support resource for those impacted by gun violence

Date: 2019
(For resources, this is the publication date. For programs, this is the date posted.)

Information

Type:  Guidelines/Recommendations
Author:  American Association of Suicidology (AAS), Brady, Disaster Distress Helpline and others
Publisher:  Brady

This resources helps community members identify and support those impacted by mass shootings such as the Marjory Stoneham Douglas High School and Sandy Hook. Milestone anniversaries and heightened media attention have shed light on the lasting impact on communities and individuals involved in these tragic events. While many survivors are resilient, some trauma survivors, loved ones, and community activists may find it challenging to care for not only their own mental health, but the mental health of those around them. It includes suggestions on how to speak to a person at risk and guidelines using the phrase, “checking in, checking up and checking often”.