In the span of a week, two students who survived the Parkland School Shooting have tragically died in apparent suicides. The first, was Sydney Aiello on Sunday, March 17th. Next, was Calvin Desir on Saturday, March 23rd. Then, on Monday, March 25th,  Jeremy Richland, the father of one of the 26 victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took his own life.While, it is still too early for an explanation into the reasons for their deaths, it is suspected that SydneyAiello was struggling with “survivor’s guilt”. It’s not too hard to imagine that the same could be the reason for the other two deaths.Both of the mass shooting events, as well as many others that have occurred over the last couple decades have been followed by calls for stricter gun control laws and other security measures. What may not appear to be as obvious a need, but probably should be, is greater grief counseling and/or long-term mental health services for survivors of these traumatic incidents.
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