Mass shootings and acts of terrorism are occurring with horrifying regularity, resulting in an alarming amount of physical, emotional and psychological trauma within our communities. This important public health issue affects thousands of survivors including victims, first responders and medical professionals – not all of whom have physical scars. Unfortunately, inadequate mental health resources and stigma surrounding post-traumatic stress contributes to under-treatment for the victims who require support.
In this immersive storytelling experience, we will showcase the parallel experiences of trauma as told by a victim of violence and a trauma surgeon. We will share resources and provide concrete actions that individuals and communities can do to address this critical public health crisis.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.