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Long-lasting Consequences of Gun Violence and Mass Shootings

20:00 EDT 11 Apr 2019 | JAMA

In the wake of the suicides of 2 students who survived the 2018 Parkland, Florida, mass shooting, this Viewpoint reviews evidence about the long-term adverse psychological effects of mass shootings on survivors and their families and communities, and proposes that changes in mental health service delivery may be necessary, with the ultimate goal of promoting a sense of safety and of self- and community efficacy, connectedness, and hope over a sustained period for communities exposed to gun violence.

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