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Mental health and mass shootings

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Mental health and mass shootings
Mass shootings can trigger mental health issues

I'M PAT PARRIS.I'M VALERIE CAVAZOS.UNFORTUNTELY -- THESE HORRIFICSCENES BECOME ETCHED IN THEMINDS OF SO MANY AMERICANS.THEY COME WITHOUT WARNING -- ATROUTINE PLACES --AND CAN SOMETIMES TRIGGERPOST-TRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER -- P-T-S-D.NINE ON YOUR SIDE'S ROGELIOMARES SPOKE TO A MENTAL HEALTHEXPERT ABOUT HOW TO HELPYOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE...ROGELIO?NONE OF US CAN AVOID GOING TO AGROCERY STORE AND AFTER THEEVENTS OF EL PASO OVER THEWEEKEND IT CAN BE A PLACE THATGIVESSOMEONE BAD FEELINGS.I LEARNED TODAY THOUGH THATTHERE'S A WAY TO GET THROUGH ITAND REALLY IS A MATTER OF JUSTBEING THERE FOR SOMEONE OR EVENYOURSELF.STATE LAWMAKER DANIEL HERNANDEZJUNIOR HAS LIVED IT BEFORE...ALL OF US REMEMBER THE SIGHTS,THE FEELINGS, THE TASTES OF WHATHAPPENED TO US 8 YEARS AGO.THIS TIME: IT'S A SHOOTING AT AWAL-MART -- FOR HERNANDEZ IT WASA 'CONGRESS ON YOUR CORNER'EVENT WITH THEN CONGRESSWOMANGABY GIFFORDS.I THINK THE FIRST REACTION EVERYTIME SOMETHING LIKE THIS HAPPENSIS KIND OF LIKE A PUNCH IN THEGUY WHERE THERE'S NOT JUSTEMOTIONALBUT THERE'S LIKE A PHYSICALREACTION WHICH IS LIKE 'NOTAGAIN.'AFTER THE WEEKEND IN EL PASOTHIS COULD BE A TIME TOREMEMBER TO BE SOMEONE'SSUPPORT.IF THERE'S NO WAY TO AVOID APARTICULAR SITUATION LIKE:YOU CAN'T AVOID GOING TOWAL-MART FOR EXAMPLE THEN YOUWANT TO BEPREPARED AHEAD OF TIME AND YOUWANT YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY TOBEAWARE.MENTAL HEALTH EXPERT -- DIANERYAN -- AT SONORA BEHAVIORALHEALTH, SAYS AT SOME POINT WE'LLALL BE PRESENTED WITH SOMETHINGTHAT REMINDS US OF TERRIBLEEVENTS.WE ALL ARE PARTICIPANTS IN THEMWHETHER WE'RE WILLING ORNOT...AND EVERYONE HAS ADIFFERENT WAY OF DEALING WITHTHATSO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT ASSUPPORTIVE FAMILY MEMBERS THATWE'RE ABLE TO MONITOR OUR OWNRESPONSES.

A SIMPLE REASSURANCETHAT NOTHING WILL HAPPEN ANDEVERYTHING WILL BE FINE -- RYANSAYS -- CAN BE MORE HARMFULTHAN GOOD....BUT YOU CAN SAY: I WILL HELPDO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO BEABLETO MAINTAIN YOURSELF IN ANY ONEOF THESE SITUATIONS ANDSTAY RESILIENT.RYAN TOLD ME THAT'S WHEREPROFESSIONALS CAN PROVIDE ANAVENUE TO SELF-HELP.TEACHING ANYONE SUFFERING FROMP-T-S-D HOW TO KEEP THEMSELVESSTABLE AND REACT APPROPRIATELYTO DIFFERENT SITUATIONS.R-M REPORTING.




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