Calgary police offering info session for those impacted by Las Vegas shooting

Oct 11 2017, 10:24 pm

The mass shooting in Las Vegas on October 1 left 58 people dead, hundreds injured, and countless others traumatized by the terrible incident.

Of the 58 killed, three were women from Alberta; Jessica Klymchuk, Calla Medig, and Tara Roe.

The Calgary Police Service Victim Assistance Unit is joining up with the Calgary Distress Centre, the Alberta Health Services Mobile Response Team, and the victim assistance teams from Okotoks and Airdrie on an information session in the hopes of assisting anyone impacted by the shooting, according to a release from the Calgary Police Service.

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The session will cover how people process trauma, how to work through distress in healthy ways, and offer resources for anyone looking to receive counselling.

“Large criminal incidents can often impact people’s feelings of safety and wellbeing, even for people not directly involved in the incident,” the release read.

“Everyone responds differently to large-scale events, such as the recent shootings in Las Vegas and it is important that anyone struggling to process their thoughts or emotions reaches out for help.”

Whether affected directly by the incident or supporting someone who was, the event is free and all are welcome to attend.

Las Vegas mass shooting distress support session

When: Friday, October 13

Time: 7 to 8 pm

Where: Calgary Police Service Headquarters – 5111 47th Street NE

Admission:  Free

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