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Mass Violence

A hug from another survivor is different from someone who is trying to console you...you're not alone.

How survivors of mass shootings are helping a new generation heal

VIA Deseret News
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Mass Violence

It gives me a made-family that I made and created myself

Indigenous HOOPS program supports Indigenous youth and mental health

VIA ABC News
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Mass Violence

I realized there that I wasn't alone in this. 

Finding my Phoenix Feathers: Rising From the Ashes of Mass Violence

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9/11

We owe so much to all who gave of themselves to help our city and our nation heal.

Red Cross Volunteers Remember 9/11

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9/11

I feel like in some ways I've come out of a shadow and I'm back in the light now.

September 12th: Reflections on September 11th From an Airline Worker

VIA StoryCorps
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Mass Violence

I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to sit around...I made it out for a reason’

Las Vegas Shooting Survivor Remembers Event 3 Years Later

VIA Spectrum News
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It’s up to you on how you choose to respond to the bad thing that’s happening to you. So I chose to respond as positive as I could, and so that made a difference.

Oklahoma City bombing survivor shares story of personal transformation

VIA FOX 25
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Boston Marathon bombings

Don’t be afraid to talk to people. One of the worst things we do with mental health is that there’s this huge stigma around it. We don’t talk about it...don’t be afraid to send someone a text and check in on other people.

Post-pandemic PTSD? Lessons from a marathon bombing survivor

VIA Associated Press
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Boston Marathon bombings

I’m not defined by what happened to me...I am a survivor, defined by how I lived my life, not defined as being a victim.

Boston Bombing Survivor Adrianne Haslet After Car Strike: Don’t Call Me a ‘Victim’

VIA Runner's World
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Mass Violence

I think people are becoming a little more sensitive to saying, ‘you know, maybe I need to come to terms with the fact that I’m feeling this'...trauma doesn’t go away by itself.

“Trauma Doesn’t Go Away By Itself.” How El Paso Is Tackling Mental Health Stigma After the Walmart Mass Shooting

VIA Time
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Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Over these past seven autumns, I’ve learned that just showing up for neighbors during these difficult weeks between Halloween and December 14 can help lift at least some of the weight we carry.

Seven Autumns of Mourning in Newtown

VIA The Atlantic
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Columbine High School Shooting

I want you to think of the power you have. The power you have to make a huge difference in the life of someone else with a small, simple act.

Rachel’s Challenge, an anti-bullying program created by Columbine shooting victim’s father, starts a ‘chain reaction’ in Lancaster County

VIA Lancaster Online
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Boston Marathon bombings

For me, it's been therapeutic to give back.

Boston Marathon bombing survivor leading charity that once helped her

VIA Boston 25 News
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I feel like sharing my story has connected me with people that have gone through similar traumatic things, and it makes me feel less alone, and it makes them feel less alone.

Before and After Route 91

VIA New York Magazine
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People are resilient if you give them the tools.

Survivors of Las Vegas sniper find support in each other

VIA Los Angeles Times
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You honestly don’t know how strong you are until you have no other choice.

Pulse Nightclub Survivor: ‘I Have To Keep Moving’

VIA NBC News
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Virginia Tech Shooting

We all probably have had different levels of trauma; we've all reacted to it differently. But getting together can help us heal, still.

The Uninjured Victims Of The Virginia Tech Shootings

VIA NPR Audio Story
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Mass Violence

Safety and security are so important to the healing process.

Interview with Melanie

VIA Disaster Distress Helpline
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9/11

Before [my service dog] Bernie, I buried the hurt and shame, and dealt with crippling depression and anxiety. Today, I feel myself starting to heal.

9/11 First Responder: How My Service Dog Helps Me Heal

VIA Time
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2016 Orlando Nightclub Shooting

You have got to be strong. Don’t let something like this ruin your life because it could’ve ruined mine.

For A Survivor Of One Club Shooting, Orlando Brings Bitter Memories

VIA NPR
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