When someone experiences gun violence, whether in a mass shooting, suicide by gun, domestic violence, unintentional shooting, or another form of gun violence, the mental health effects are long-term and devastating. For months and years after, survivors, families, friends, and affected communities can face a range of harmful psychological effects, including PTSD, substance misuse, self-harm, major depressive disorders, and panic attacks, among others. You may be struggling to understand why this is happening, or you may be dealing with the aftermath of a shooting incident in your own life. Through our employee networks, our public communications platforms, and the impact we have as business leaders, we are well positioned to raise awareness of, support, and help implement responsible measures to reduce gun violence and help navigate trauma individually, with family and friends and other support professionals and officials.
There is no right or wrong way to walk through grief. Coping with grief is
tough. Although a person walks alone in their grief, they are not alone in
grieving because everyone experiences some kind of loss at some point.
Inevitably, the grieving process takes time. Healing happens gradually; it
cannot be forced or hurried, and there is no “normal” timetable for grieving.
In this piece, we will cover the basics of grief counseling/grief therapy and
provide suggestions, tips, techniques, and exercises you can implement as a
person in grieving, part of the support system for a person who is grieving, or
as a mental health professional.
The Active Intervention is designed to reduce street-group involved violence and homicide. A partnership of law enforcement, community members, and social service providers directly engages the small and active number of people involved in violent street groups and delivers a credible moral message against violence, prior notice about the consequences of further
violence, and a genuine offer of help for those who want it. This face-to-face meeting between group members and the strategy’s partners is a central method of communication.
If an individual was experiencing distress before the loss they suffered, or if their grief is chronic and interferes with normal functioning, grief counseling can help him or her to address their intense emotions and move on with the healing process.
“Companioning Model of Bereavement caregiving” in which the counselor or therapist acts as a companion and helper for the client. He is present for his client and observes their experience; however, “observe” in this context does not mean just watching but bearing witness to their experience and to watch out for them.
Online social support groups show that more than half the
people participating in various groups were able to communicate more candidly, and better identify with each other, because communicating online offers a certain degree of anonymity. Our online support group allows professional counseling to be accessible, affordable, and convenient to anyone who struggles with life’s challenges so they can get help, anytime, anywhere.
Education & Self Care
“Five Stages of Grief” model.
Grief vs Trauma
We address grief & self-care by offering tips for healing, comfort, and peace while you do the difficult work of mourning. It’s important to look at self-care as realistically as possible, choosing ideas and activities that people can actually do, not just aspire to. We always recommend you choose the coping and self-care activities that are right for you,