Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland survivors struggle with suicide, guilt

The destruction and devastation of a mass shooting lingers long after the immediate incident, tearing apart families, friendships and communities as survivors struggle with guilt, loss and post-traumatic stress.

Columbine school shooting survivor Zach Cartaya, 37, knows that all too well.

He lost 12 classmates and a coach on that April day nearly 20 years ago, and suicide deaths have claimed more of his friends over the intervening years.

“These things ripple out. A stone…

Original published: 2019-03-25 21:53:31 Read the full Chicago News here


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