Shootings, particularly at schools, have become all too frequent as yet another community has been affected by violence. Ten people were killed and another seven injured after a 26-year-old gunman opened fire in a classroom at a community college in southern Oregon.
Santa Monica is no stranger to this type of violence having experienced a similar incident in 2013.
For those living with traumatic grief, tragic events may elicit a re-experiencing of personal tragedies. It is common for individuals, both children and adults, to experience overwhelming feelings a a part of living with trauma.
Below are links to help adults and children cope with a traumatic event.
- Mental Health First Aid: in-person training that teaches you how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis
- How to Cope with Stress & Anxiety after a Tragic Event