Help for the helpers: mental health support following a murder-suicide

June 7, 2024
As the town reels from such sad news as the murder-suicide that occurred in Acton on May 30, people ask questions to try to put order and predictability and, most of all, a sense of safety, back into place. They wish they could turn back time. They wonder what could have been done to change the outcome. In addition to the acute pain felt by the family and friends, the first responders and the providers who counsel survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse are also deeply disturbed by the events. The Acton Exchange spoke to some of those staff…

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