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Is Disaster Mental Health Helpful? Revisiting the Response to the Sandy Hook School Shooting

James Halpern, Ph.D. | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics
James Halpern, Ph.D.

I was one of a small group of volunteer Red Cross mental health professionals dispatched to Sandy Hook immediately after the shootings. We sought to both offer a compassionate presence and more direct counsel. But the practice of early mental health response to tragedy and disaster remains controversial.