- Joan Cook: Those violently bereaved by shootings or terrorist attacks suffer complex forms of grief
- The underserved victims of violent loss need greater support, recognition and research, she says
Joan Cook is an associate professor at Yale University and president of the American Psychological Association's Division of Trauma Psychology. She is an Op-Ed Public Voices Fellow. The opinions expressed in this commentary are her own.
(CNN)Last Thursday, the world watched as yet again terrorism struck, this time in the southern French city of Nice, where at least 84 people were killed. And on Sunday, we were forced to bear witness to the killing of three Baton Rouge police officers and the wounding of three others -- shocking violence afflicting a community already grieving the killing of Alton Sterling.