Las Vegas: Recovery After One of the Worst Mass Shootings in America

What happened at the Las Vegas Mass Shooting?

On October 1st, 2017, Stephen Paddock, a 64-year-old gunman, opened fire at the crowd of concertgoers attending the Route 91 Harvest festival on the Las Vegas Strip. The Las Vegas shooting is the deadliest mass shooting committed by an individual in American history.

 

Who did R3c support?

After the gunshots were fired on the country music festival from a hotel room at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the entire community of Las Vegas needed immediate behavioral health support after experiencing the mass murder of so many—not to mention the hundreds of concertgoers, many of whom had flown in from out of town for the event.

 

 

R3c supported local medical center staff treating those injured in the shooting, affected concert staff, and others—including musical performers from shows across the Las Vegas Strip who required mental health and behavioral health support to feel emotionally ready to perform again following the gun violence.

Why is behavioral health support important after workplace violence?

Behavioral health support is crucial to help people and organizations move forward after the worst happens. Known for exceptional speed to response, R3c was called in the middle of the night to provide urgent behavioral health support needed for community members across the city as quickly as possible following the Las Vegas massacre, including within the hospitals where first responders brought the shooting victims. R3c dispatched 90 crisis consultants to Las Vegas within the span of 36 hours.

 

R3c was also brought in to support the Las Vegas Strip stage community. Directly impacted by the loss of life they had just witnessed, the performers for the Celine Dion show at Caesar’s Palace (the first show set to take place after the shooting) felt like they couldn’t bring themselves to perform again in the midst of so much grief, shock, anger, and sadness for the victims and their family members. They needed crisis counseling and the specific kind of behavioral health support R3c could offer in the days and weeks after one of the worst shootings in modern U.S. history.

What was the impact of R3c's support?

As a result of R3c’s help, the hospital staff also received the critical behavioral health support they needed in order to continue performing their jobs during this intensely stressful period of time, allowing them to provide necessary healthcare to their patients.

 

The Celine Dion show performers were able to put on their show. R3c helped the musicians and show crew get back on stage and draw on their resilience, allowing them to take a stand against the darkness and use their music as a celebration of life to honor lost loved ones. As the first show on the Las Vegas Shooting to go on after the shooting, the music was a symbol of light and hope amidst the darkness that the Las Vegas community needed.

 

Don’t wait until a tragedy occurs to navigate how you will support your people. Talk to us today to learn more about how you can prepare for disruptions of all sizes with R3cs tailored support solutions.