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First Person: Las Vegas Survivor

Shiva Ghaed in an undated photo.

Credit: Shiva Ghaed

Above: Shiva Ghaed in an undated photo.

First Person: Las Vegas Survivor

GUEST:

Shiva Ghaed, clinical psychologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego

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First Person: Recovering After Las Vegas

GUEST:

Shiva Ghaed, clinical psychologist, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Transcript

A shooter opened fire at the Route 91 music festival in Las Vegas six months ago Sunday, killing 58 people and wounding more than 800 others. More than half of those who were killed were from California, including one San Diegan.

Shiva Ghaed, a clinical psychologist at Naval Medical Center San Diego, is one of more than 20,000 survivors of the festival. A clinical psychologist, Ghaed had devoted her professional life to helping active duty members of the military and veterans recover from trauma. After returning to San Diego following the festival she realized there would be dozens of San Diegans and their families who would need that same care. Just a week after the shooting, she founded what would become Route 91 Therapy, a support group that has meet every week since.

As part of our First Person series, Ghaed shared her story.

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