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School Shootings and Student Mental Health: Role of the School Counselor in Mitigating Violence
This article will provide an overview of the pervasiveness of gun violence in school settings within the United States. The manuscript will provide background information, a review of existing literature specifically addressing the need for more attention on student mental health, and will stipulate interventions that school counselors can use to potentially mitigate gun-related school violence.
Keywords: mental health, school shootings, school violence, school counselor