What is “psychological first aid”? How do mental health experts like you work side by side with traditional first responders? The goal of psychological first aid is to sooth, assist and help people function and cope in a healthy way in the wake of a traumatic event. It’s employed in the hours and days following the event, when people’s immediate needs, including medical care, as well as basic needs like food, shelter and water, must be met, along with their psychological and physical safety needs.
Psychology; Gun violence; Mass shooting; Massacres; Counseling; US gun control; US gun violence; Post trauma; Las Vegas shooting 2017; First responders; Trauma psychology
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We Provided Psychological First Aid After the Las Vegas Shooting – Here’s What We Learned..