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The Source: The Mental Health Impact Of Violent News

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Ryan Loyd
TPR News

The attempted coup in Turkey,  officers shoots an African-American man and three police officers gunned down in Baton Rouge. All three events featured extreme violence and all were caught on camera and put online for public consumption.

It seems we can't get away from wall to wall coverage or online videos of extreme violence, but what is the impact of this constant coverage to individuals watching?

  • Mary McNaughton-Cassill, professor of Psychology at the University of Texas San Antonio
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