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Horror and Anguish Are Playing Out on Repeat Following the Latest Mass Shooting, and the Mental Health Scars Extend Far Beyond Those Directly Affected
Experiencing significant trauma due to being the victim or a first responder to a mass shooting leads to serious mental health disorders including PTSD, anxiety, and survivor's guilt. However, the effect of such an event extends beyond those directly affected. Researchers explore how mass shootings spark anxiety and fear, and can have negative implications on mental health for those who are not directly associated with the event.