FBI leaders and law enforcement officials met to discuss the prevalence of school shootings. In a majority of the cases, there were warning signs on display by the shooters. It is necessary to study the trends and similarities in order to come up with plans to prevent future tragedies.
Knowing mental health first aid could be life saving for someone who is considering suicide. A course taught by a mental health instructor has been instrumental in teaching people some helpful hints on handling a loved one who may be considering ending his/her life.
During a mass shooting, the most effective place to focus is on the patients not the perpetrators. If civilians and first responders are equipped with how to handle trauma, they can be instrumental in saving lives.