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Richardson comments on gun violence docuseries

Documentary series aims to reach young men at risk for violence

Now running on YouTube, "Life After the Gunshot" addresses gun violence in the nation's capital and draws upon the research of Faculty Associate Joseph Richardson in association with the Prince Georges County Hospital Center. 

The goal of the study was to to qualitatively understand how young Black male survivors of violent firearm-related injuries treated at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Trauma Center coped with their recovery, specifically the traumatic stress associated with gun violence and violent injury, according to a report filed by Derrick Ward for NBC4 News.

“We want to make the services culturally tailored for young Black men to address the stigma and then include people who look like them," Richardson said. “We need more people in our communities that are trained in mental health first aid,” he told Ward.


‘Don't Become Like Your Friends': Docuseries Focuses on 10 Men Who Survived Gun Violence in DC, NBC4TV, Joseph Richardson, March 25, 2021