These Helplines Can Offer Mental Health Support Following Shootings And Other Awful News
LAist / January 30, 2023
The recent mass shootings and more incidents of people killed by police have left many feeling emotional distress — and they can exacerbate existing mental health conditions. But help is available.
Why it matters: These events can make anyone feel sad, anxious, or numb. “If you put on top of that, someone who is living with their own mental illness, I think that can really compound the two together and really make it feel unmanageable,” says Rebecca Zeitlin, a licensed marriage and family therapist.
You can also hear Rebecca discuss the impact of mass violence on mental health and the availability of key resources that Didi Hirsch operates, such as 988 and the Disaster Distress Helpline on her interview with KPCC-FM radio.