Surviving a mass shooting – let our experts help with your coverage and understand what’s nextJuly 29, 20191 min read
At least 15 people were injured and three were killed, including a six-year-old boy, when a gunman opened fire on a crowded festival in California on Sunday.
Investigators are still left searching for a motive and reason.
But in the wake of any tragedy there lies countless numbers of witnesses, relatives and first responders who will be impacted mentally, physically and psychologically from this event. Those wounds are often deep and difficult to treat.
If you are a reporter covering this shooting or any other incident of this magnitude – that’s where our experts can help with your questions and coverage.
Dr. Laura C. Wilson is a clinical psychologist whose expertise focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma (e.g., terrorism, mass shootings, combat). Her research interests extend to predictors of violence and aggression, including psychophysiological and personality factors, as well as indicators of PTSD following mass trauma, long-term functioning among first responders, outcomes among survivors of sexual violence, and the influence of media on mental illness stigma. Dr. Wilson is available to speak with media – simply click on her icon to arrange an interview today.
Laura Wilson Associate Professor and Director of Safe Zone
Dr. Wilson focuses on post-trauma functioning, particularly in survivors of sexual violence or mass trauma