Lots of articles, few if any paths to healing. Community outrage diminishes, until the next. Families have to deal with it for a lifetime,
“The city’s families have been living with the trauma of gun violence for decades. This year, the number of grieving families has grown as deadly shootings claimed more than 150 lives.
Gun violence continues to claim the lives of young people in St. Louis. Mothers whose sons were shot and killed say families live with long-lasting trauma.
Riley and other grieving mothers have found hope and healing by connecting with each other.
But they say mourning a loved one lost to gun violence never goes away.””
‘It’s Just Wrong’: Mothers Whose Loved Ones Died Violently Have Shame, Trauma And Hope
A portrait of Frank “Nitty” Sessions hangs on the wall at Nitty’s Salon 1 and Retail on Natural Bridge Road, high above the manicure station. Tammy Riley’s