Coping with Feelings after a Mass Shootings

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As we hear about the recent mass shootings, we struggle with how to manage our own feelings as well as help our children, family and friends. Individuals can experience a variety of emotions, which can lead trouble sleeping, eating or doing everyday tasks.
David Brown, ISU Extension and Outreach Behavioral Health State Specialist, has shared resources to manage our responses to these event and help others as well. 
Coping with Stress Following a Mass Shooting from Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, Maryland
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting from the American Psychological Association
If you would like to talk to someone about what you are feeling or experiencing, call Iowa Concern, 800-447-1985. This free hotline is available all hours and all days of the week. 

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