For most of us, today is just like any other day of the week. However, for 10 families in Buffalo, New York, and 21 families in Uvalde Texas, life will never be the same. On May 14, 2022, 10 adults were killed and 3 others narrowly escaped death from gun massacre by an 18-year-old male on a racist rampage. Less than 2 weeks later, May 24, 19 children and their 2 teachers at Robb Elementary School were murdered in Uvalde, Texas, by an 18-year-old male. Yes, one of the common denominators is gun violence! First Columbine, then Sandy Hook, Parkland, and now Robb. Families who lost loved ones are traumatized all over again. When does it stop? The places where we were born, live, work, pray, play, and learn are no longer safe. I hope we never grow numb to this senseless violence and death because a society that devours its young or itself has a very bleak future. The collective psychological and physical trauma on all of us is a moral, social, and public health problem.
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We analyzed data using deductive (directed) content analysis. This method was suitable for this study as we aimed to gain a deep understanding of the experiences of Indonesian patients with mental illness and mental health nurses in relation to the different types and categories of mental health stigma reported in the literature. The interviews were analyzed by the Indonesian members of the research team, who then translated important quotations into English for reporting. Linguistic equivalence was an important consideration during the translation process to ensure the integrity of our findings. The first author (MAS) has English as his first language. During this translation process, this author (MAS) was assisted by an Indonesian professional English nursing translator to ensure linguistic equivalence. The translation process focused on verifying that the translation from Indonesian to English was correct in terms of words, terms, concepts, and overall meaning. This ensured that the English translations were comprehensible, but faithful to the interview data obtained from participants.
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