There is nothing more unexpected and more traumatic than a school shooting. The lasting grief and forever scars on the survivors are unfathomable. Family, fellow students, and the community all suffer traumatically from such senseless loss.
The article, “Lasting Grief After a Mass Shooting” by Ashley Fetters looks closer at this horrific pain and loss. The article states,
“Mass shootings often result in a particularly difficult kind of grief known as traumatic grief. Littleton describes traumatic grief as a PTSD reaction that occurs when someone is grieving over another person’s violent or unexpected death; in other words, traumatic grief occurs when someone has PTSD symptoms on top of grief symptoms.”
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Unfortunately this type of grief is all too common for America as a collective whole. We all suffer from this loss in some way, with some more intimately connected than others.
Please also review our Grief Counseling Certification and see if it matches your academic needs.