‘My Head’s Still Not Right’: First Responders To Pulse Shooting Struggle With PTSD Two Years Later
The invisible, psychological injuries to the first responders who helped in the aftermath of the mass shooting at the nightclub are another toll of the catastrophe.
Five First Responders To The Pulse Massacre. One Diagnosis: PTSD.
Pulse was one of the nation’s largest mass shootings, where 49 people died and at least 53 others were wounded. The invisible injuries to first responders represent another toll of the catastrophe. (Aboraya, 6/11)
In other news —
Florida Agency Didn't Run Mental Health Checks On Concealed Weapon App
A report with the Office of Inspector General found that the state of Florida failed to run mental health background checks for concealed weapon permit applicants for more than a year. The reported negligence affected running background checks for what the state calls non-criminal disqualifying conditions, meaning background checks into issues including whether people have been committed to mental institutions. (Manning, 6/9)