Resources for Coping With Mass Shootings


No doubt the events of mass shootings has our nation's nerves rattled, and the latest mass shooting in an elementary school in Texas has us all feeling horribly sad and simultaneously outraged from this atrocity. Leaving us once again questioning when it will all stop, and more importantly wondering how we're going to get through it all.


On Monday, May 30, 2022, I air a podcast called, Getting Through the Week, which can be found on my website along with various other podcasting platforms, and I talk about ways to help support you and your family.


And as part of that episode, I shared that on this blogpost there would be links for resources to help as well.


The following resources were obtained from the American Counseling Association.


Here are some resources counselors you can use to find out more about coping with mass violence:


ACA Disaster Mental Health Resources: http://www.counseling.org/knowledge-center/trauma-disaster


ACA (American Counseling Association) has numerous disaster mental health resources which help familiarize counselors with some of the skills needed for working with survivors. Some useful fact sheets for crisis and disaster response:

  • Helping Survivors with Stress Management Skills

  • Disaster and Trauma Responses of Children

  • Disaster and Trauma Effects on Parents

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder:


Impact of mass shootings on survivors, families and communities: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/newsletters/research-quarterly/V18N3.pdf


Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration


Coping with Mass Violence and Shooting: http://www.samhsa.gov/trauma/


As a mindset coach/counselor who is passionate about helping others with their own mental/emotional wellness, I encourage you to be brave and reach out for support.


I consider it an honor and a privilege to help you along your journey in a safe and swift manner. Please feel to reach out to me if you could use some assistance.


Until next time, I send you so much love Dr. KellyRae