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Majority of Adults Stressed by Mass Shootings

ONE-THIRD OF U.S. ADULTS SAY FEAR OF MASS SHOOTINGS PREVENTS THEM FROM GOING TO CERTAIN PLACES OR EVENTS

Hispanic adults more than twice as likely as white non-Hispanics to say they experience mass shooting-related stress often or constantly

A large majority of adults in the United States are stressed by mass shootings, and a third of U.S. adults say that fear of mass shootings stops them from going to certain places and events, according to a new survey on stress and mass shootings by the American Psychological Association. “It’s clear that mass shootings are taking a toll on our mental health, and we should be particularly concerned that they are affecting the way many of us are living our daily lives,” said Arthur C. Evans Jr., PhD, APA’s chief executive officer. “The more these events happen in places where people can see themselves frequenting, the greater the mental health impact will be. We don’t have to experience these events directly for them to affect us. Simply hearing about them can have an emotional impact, and this can have negative repercussions for our mental and physical health.”

To better understand the impact of mass shootings on stress and health in the aftermath of the recent tragic El Paso and Dayton shootings, APA commissioned the nationally representative survey. It was conducted online by The Harris Poll between Aug. 8 and 12 among 2,017 adults ages 18 and older who reside in the U.S. The survey found that more than three-quarters of adults (79%) in the U.S. say they experience stress as a result of the possibility of a mass shooting. Additionally, many adults report that they are changing their behavior due to fear of mass shootings. Nearly one in three adults (32%) feel they cannot go anywhere without worrying about being a victim of a mass shooting, while just about the same number (33%) say fear prevents them from going to certain places or events. Nearly one-quarter (24%) of adults report changing how they live their lives because of fear of a mass shooting.

When asked which places they are stressed about the possibility of a mass shooting occurring, adults most commonly say a public event (53%), mall (50%), school or university (42%) or movie theater (38%), with only one in five (21%) saying they never experience stress as a result of the possibility of a mass shooting. “Mass shootings are a public health issue, and we need to take a comprehensive public health approach to understand and devise lasting policy solutions,” Evans said. “It is important that people and policymakers realize that this is not an insurmountable issue; it is something we have the power to change.”

Hispanic adults (32%) are more likely than white non-Hispanic adults (15%) to say they experience stress often or constantly related to the possibility of a mass shooting. Hispanic adults and African American adults also are more likely than white non-Hispanic adults to say they do not know how to cope with the stress they feel as a result of mass shootings (44% of Hispanic adults and 43% of African American adults vs. 30% of white adults). Black adults are more likely to feel that they or someone they know will be a victim of a mass shooting (60% compared with 41% of white adults and 50% of Hispanic adults). Women report feeling stressed more often than men about the possibility of a shooting (85% vs. 71%), and parents of children under the age of 18 are nearly twice as likely as those without children under 18 to say they experience stress often or constantly because of the possibility of a mass shooting (28% vs.16%). Further, 62% of parents say they “live in fear that their children will be victims of a mass shooting”.

One, two, Freddy’s coming for you – in Dead by Daylight

Check out what is coming next in Dead by Daylight on PC tomorrow, October 26th…

LINK TO YOUTUBE VIDEO

Request a review key for the Steam version (console launch is still forthcoming). All you need to do is FILL OUT THE FORM HERE.
More details are coming tomorrow, so keep an eye on that inbox!

Santa Monica Halloween Night 

FIFTH ANNUAL ZOMBIE CRAWL RETURNS TO SANTA MONICA HALLOWEEN NIGHT 

Hundreds of Zombies to Invade the Santa Monica Streets Saturday, Oct. 28

 

WHAT:

The fifth annual Santa Monica Zombie Crawl will bring out the undead on Halloween night for a chilling bar crawl in the heart of the city. Starting on the Santa Monica Pier at 6 p.m., crawlers will moan and growl their way through the city for spooky drink and food specials all night with the official pub crawl wristband. 

The official wristband will give crawlers access to drink specials such as $4 drafts, $5 wells and $5 shots at participating locations, and entrance into the Official Zombie After Party at the largest venue in the city, 1212 Santa Monica. Participants must follow specific Zombie Crawl rules to get through the streets: keep an authentic zombie appearance, keep arms extended outward, drag a limb and deliver vicious snarls and moans without talking. Makeup artists will be on-site at the starting location to assist with the zombie-fying process and provide complimentary zombie makeup to the first 100 attendees.

 WHEN:

Registration is from 6-9 p.m. at Rusty’s Surf Ranch on the Santa Monica Pier

WHERE:

Participating locations: Rusty’s Surf Ranch, Big Dean’s, Del Frisco’s Grille, Cabo Cantina, Ye Old King’s Head, Barney’s Beanery and 1212 Santa Monica. 

TICKETS:

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 day of which includes a wristband for specials at participating bars. 

For tickets, map and more information, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/5th-annual-santa-monica-zombie-crawl-tickets-32538669035

 

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Check out Video Coverage from 2016 Zombie Crawl 

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2NpbgWRQc_g&feature=youtu.be

Courtesy of Hollywood Gothique

  
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THE WESTSIDE’S LARGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY, THRILLER NIGHT, RETURNS TO SANTA MONICA HALLOWEEN WEEKEND


Zombies, Ghouls and Clowns Will Get in the Halloween Spirit at the Multi-Level Space with Costume Contests, Food and Drink Specials and More Spooky Fun


WHAT:

Fright-seekers beware of the largest (and spookiest) Halloween party on the Westside at 1212 Santa Monica on Saturday, Oct. 28 at 8pm. THRILLER NIGHT will kick off Halloween, featuring live music and video mash-ups by DJ Oscar, costume contests and spooktacular food & drink specials from 8-10 pm. Guests can enter the costume contest for the chance to win hundreds in prizes for best zombie, sexiest, scariest, most original or best overall costume of the night. Attendees can drink and dance with fellow zombies and ghouls and celebrate Halloween at this stunning multi-level space. 

WHEN:

8 p.m. – 2 a.m.

WHERE:

1212 Santa Monica

1212 3rd Street Promenade 

Santa Monica, 90401

COST:

Tickets are $20 for General Admission in advance and $30 in advance for VIP which includes 2nd level and front of line access and private bar.
Tickets and more information can be found at https://westsidethrillernight.eventbrite.com

Presented by Spin PR, Deep Eddy Vodka and Freebird Rides who are offering free rides to the event via Uber if you download the app

CHUCKY × NY COMIC CON

CHUCKY TERRORIZES NEW YORK COMIC CON 2017

WHAT: Wanna play with the world’s most demonic doll? Universal Pictures Home Entertainment dares you to join everyone’s favorite “Friend ‘Til the End” Chucky, in the heart of his latest haunt, the Harrogate psychiatric hospital for the criminally insane, for a very special, NYCC-exclusive photo opp in celebration of release of Cult of Chucky, the all-new, unrated movie coming to Blu-ray, DVD and Digital on Oct. 3!

But, Chucky’s reign of terror doesn’t stop there, as fans can also catch Chucky creator, director and writer Don Mancini, as well as franchise favorites Brad Dourif, the iconic voice of Chucky for nearly 30 years, Fiona Dourif, Jennifer Tilly and Alex Vincent, who first appeared as Andy in the very first Child’s Play film at the age of six in 1988, for a very special New York Comic Con panel experience. The panel offers attendees the chance to see the panelist reflect on nearly 30 years of Chucky’s bone-chilling killing spree, share insights into genre-bending story behind the latest film, and discuss the future of the Child’s Play legacy.  


WHEN: Chucky’s Photo Booth OpportunityThursday through Sunday, October 5-8, 2017; Daily, between 10:00 am – 7:00 pm Child’s Play/Cult of Chucky Panel – Thursday, October 5, 2017; Panel runs 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

WHERE: Javits Convention Center

655 West 34th Street

Main Booth #241

Panel #1A06


CONTACTS:

Think Jam: Mandy Rodgers & Geovani Rocha, (323) 761-2333, cultofchucky@thinkjam.com