Mass Shootings Resources

Managing feelings of distress in the aftermath of a shooting can be challenging. According to the American Psychological Association, “you may be struggling to understand how a shooting could occur and why such a terrible thing would happen. There may never be satisfactory answers to these questions.” “Meanwhile, you may wonder how to go on living your daily life. You can strengthen your resilience — the ability to adapt well in the face of adversity — in the days and weeks ahead.”

Below, is a list of resources to aid, restore, and strengthen your resilience to cope with mass shootings. Note: this list is continually updated so please feel to share any additional resources with the SCP Web-manager.

Tips and Tools - APA:

Children Specific Resources:


ABC News:


  • Grief Counselors Offer Solace Amid Tragedy   
    • This is a positive article about disaster mental health work.  Dr. Charlton is an APA member and CO DRN member. Our support and thanks to Dan, Martha and all their colleagues in Colorado who assisted survivors, families and friends in the aftermath of the theater shooting.

Huffington Post Blog:

NBC News:

USA Today: