Mental Illness and Mass Shootings: The Facts – Parents Article

Mental Illness and Mass Shootings: One thought, one part of the equation…and the Facts Preface: The following sentiments were shared by me on social media, as I watched the horror of  the Parkland Schools shooting unfold. (I’ve written many times on helping kids deal with tragedies. Here is one such writing specific for school tragedies.) The visceral reaction was equal to what I’ve experienced each and every time I’ve seen the breaking news about similar such situations. First, my heart…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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How to Discuss School Shootings With Your Children — – Foster Parents Article

The school shooting that happened in a Florida High School on February 14th should be a shocking event, however, it is unfortunately not. I recall school violence my senior year of high school in 1995, yet, nothing that compares to the atrocities of Columbine, Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and now Stoneman Douglas. Somehow, this has become the new “normal”. As a parent, like you, I struggle to make sense of that fact. We are adults and recognize the evil that…

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