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FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence | The Mental Impact on Youth

For Chicago youth, going from one block to the next can be a high-stress or life-or-death ordeal. India Hart witnessed a shooting in her neighborhood that left her dad wounded. It wasn't the only time she experienced gun violence; her uncle and friend were both killed - leaving India and her parents having to deal with her PTSD. What do you imagine a safe and healing community could be?

FIRSTHAND: Gun Violence | The Mental Impact on Youth

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