Active Minds Blog - LIsa Hamp

Survivors and the Long Road to Recovery

“To fellow survivors: It may feel selfish to ask for mental health resources when others were killed or wounded but, the truth is that we deserve support and should not feel ashamed to reach out. We may be in denial that we need resources or recognition. We may have trouble raising our hands and advocating…

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The First Anniversary of the Parkland Shooting: Recovery Is A Process

“To those impacted by the shooting, you may feel a rush of overwhelming feelings as you reflect on the past year and look ahead to next. Tragic flashbacks running through your head and you can’t seem to get away from your emotions. Outside pressure for what you will do or how you will mark the…

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Fostering a Safe School Environment: What Administrators Can Do to Support Students

“When an emergency such as a school shooting occurs, the next few days and following weeks are filled with moments of silence, candle light vigils, and memorial services. As the weeks go by, these events slowly dissipate, and the school is left to try to figure out how to endure the months and years to…

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