Psychological Effects Of Mass Shootings

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Mass shooting episodes have increased over recent decade and received substantial media coverage during the last year. Multiple schools, clubs, and churches, and public places across the United States have been impacted, resulting in the deaths of innocent people. The United States has more mass shootings than any other country between 1966 and 2012. There has been shootings in public places receiving media coverage and giving the perception that they are becoming the new normal. Research is showing how mass shooting effects the mental health of individuals in their community, schools, and families. Research is showing how individuals who were not involved in mass shootings can, in fact, be impacted by it also. Mass Shooting Mass shootings are associated with a variety of adverse psychological outcomes in survivors and members of affected communities. Not much is known about the psychological effects of mass shootings on indirectly exposed populations: however, there is evidence that such events lead to a short- term increases in fears, and perceived safety. A variety of risk factors for adverse psychological outcomes have been identified, including on the implications gender, and psychological symptoms of event exposure. The higher the proximity to the attack and acquaintance with the deceased, increases changes of developing a disorder such as PTSD. The mental health consequences of mass shooting. Retrieved from Mental

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