UPDATE: Navy Yard Employees Get Counseling After Massacre

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Counselors at the Washington Navy Yard say they've interacted with more than 6,000 employees in the 10 days since a gunman killed 12 people.

A specialized team of counselors has been at the site, working with people who say they've been anxious, sad and stressed since the Sept. 16 shooting.

They say they've come across thousands of workers and have offered group and one-on-one counseling to a some of them.

Aaron Alexis, a former Navy reservist and IT contractor with mental health issues, fatally shot 12 people inside Building 197 before he was killed by a police officer.

Among those who have received counseling is Andy Wood, who was in the emergency operations center that morning. He says the experience was terrifying and he's still stressed by it.


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