Violence affects not only the actual victims, but also others, including family, friends, and co-workers. The reaction of people to acts of violence, whether the victims or observers, can depend on their personality, learned coping strategies, and the physical environment.
The impact of violence on the individual can include:
- Physical harm or death
- Emotional trauma (anxiety, fear, sleeping problems, post-traumatic stress)
- Feelings of powerlessness
A call for art and/or poetry:
PTSD Nation: (A TWO-YEAR TRAVELING EXHIBIT) A call for art and/or poetry from those who suffer and have found ways to heal from the effects of PTSD brought on by war, domestic abuse, or gun violence.: