Media: The good, the bad and the sometimes ugly

"The media, along with the politicians, can also play a role in stirring fear, anger or paranoia."

The psychological impact of a mass shooting can affect a broad spectrum of survivors, including those far and near, including first responders, according to a piece in the Milwaukee Independent by trauma and anxiety researcher Arash Javanbakht of Wayne State University.

The author is also critical of the media:

"When we are scared, we are vulnerable to regress to more tribal and stereotyping attitudes. We can get trapped in fear of perceiving all members of another tribe a threat, if a member of that group acted violently."

Read the full report: The social consequences of mass gun violence on those who are not shot