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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
In the America needs to have a talk about mental health, has anyone stopped and asked: Do these blue checked twitter kids have a mental illness?
PTSD is a mental illness, and have these kids been checked out?
Reliving the event (also called re-experiencing symptoms). You may have bad memories or nightmares. You even may feel like you're going through the event again. This is called a flashback.
Avoiding situations that remind you of the event. You may try to avoid situations or people that trigger memories of the traumatic event. You may even avoid talking or thinking about the event.
Having more negative beliefs and feelings. The way you think about yourself and others may change because of the trauma. You may feel guilt or shame. Or, you may not be interested in activities you used to enjoy. You may feel that the world is dangerous and you can't trust anyone. You might be numb, or find it hard to feel happy.
Feeling keyed up (also called hyperarousal). You may be jittery, or always alert and on the lookout for danger. Or, you may have trouble concentrating or sleeping. You might suddenly get angry or irritable, startle easily, or act in unhealthy ways (like smoking, using drugs and alcohol, or driving recklessly.
Has any media or have they brought up having nightmares or flashbacks
What is their take on demolishing the old building
why do they think guns are more deadly then texting or opioids for their generation
If they do have a mental issue, it's kind of ironic, don't you think?
While much research has been done into the minds and motives of mass shooters, the psychology of school shooting survivors is in its infancy—though the rate and increasing population of subjects means that it is a burgeoning field. According to The Washington Post, there are more than 150,000 school shooting survivors since the Columbine High School massacre of 1999, considered to be the first of modern school mass shootings.
School shooting survivors have some constant characteristics: They are almost all minors, they have all been exposed to gunfire in an environment that they consider safe, and they face life in the aftermath of a shooting that requires trying to be "normal" in a world where a lot of people don't necessarily understand the unique combination of witnessing gun violence in a school.
The authors also note sleep disturbances, anxiety, notable cardiovascular differences, along with cognitive issues. Primate studies have shown hippocampus damage, which is where emotional and memory processing occur.
originally posted by: testingtesting
I would think though there will be an army of councilors and people to help them through the tough times ahead.
originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: TerryMcGuire
I prefer not going on live tv after my friends were rittled with bullet holes to push a GD agenda against people that had nothing to effing do with it.
But I'm cheeky like that.
originally posted by: neo96
They probably do.
Which means their judgement would have been impaired.
So they should not have been put on national television and exploited in that state.