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VA Tech Shooting Survivor to Speak at SUNY Cortland on Trauma, Mental Health

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SUNY Cortland officials have announced another special talk at their campus this week, as they welcome Lisa Hamp – a survivor of the mass shooting at Virginia Tech University back in April 2007 – for a special talk on coping with trauma and mental health issues.

In her presentation, entitled “A Survivor’s Perspective on Trauma and Recovery,” Hamp will discuss the different ways trauma survivors and individuals with mental health issues can cope and heal.

With 32 deaths and multiple injuries, the VA Tech shooting remains the deadliest school shooting in the history of the United States. At the time, it was also the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.

Following her experience, Hamp’s long road to recovering from what she’d been through eventually led her to dedicate herself to becoming a professional mental health speaker.

Her event in Cortland is free and open to the public, set to begin at 7 pm tomorrow (February 19) in the Corey Union Exhibition Lounge.

For more information, contact Lauren Scagnelli in the Health Promotion office.

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