What I saw in Vegas during an active shooter scare will stay with me forever

The mental health issues caused by a constant onslaught of mass shootings don’t get enough of politicians' attention.

“Don’t come back. I don’t want to scare you, but something bad is happening. I love you.” 

There were so many things I didn’t say in that July 16 text to my boyfriend: I’m huddled behind the bed, so I’m not visible from the door. The lights and TV are off, so there’s no sign of life. I’m too scared to cry, but that’s OK because I need to be silent.

I hate that I know how to do these things because I’ve heard so many children describe their schools’ active shooter drills on TV that it almost feels like I’ve been through them myself. You have to turn off the lights, pull the shades down, be completely silent and barricade behind tables and cabinets. 

I hate that I know how to do these things because I’ve heard so many children describe their schools’ active shooter drills on TV that it almost feels like I’ve been through them myself.

Politicians spend endless hours debating whether mass shootings result from mental health issues. But the mental health issues caused by a constant onslaught of mass shootings don’t get enough of their attention. 

https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/vegas-active-shooter-scare-mental-health-seeing-many-mass-shootings-rcna40621


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