SAN ANTONIO -- It's been more than a week since the mass shooting in Sutherland Springs and local families are trying to heal and for many people questions of the future and becoming prepared continue to rise.
The devastating scene in Sutherland Springs mirrors a trend the country is seeing more and more. Just days after the church shooting, the FBI broke down some of their concerns.
"When you look at the data, we have seen there's a dramatic increase in the number of active shooters in the country. Not only the number of active shooters, but in each shooting, the number of injured and killed is rising dramatically," said San Antonio FBI special agent in charge Christopher Combs.
When you combine this fact and the constant images on news feeds and tv screens, experts say a sense of anxiety is normal but life can't be lived in fear.
"You don't walk into your house every day and look at every single plug and think, is that going to catch fire? Even though this was a horrific event, there were thousands of other church services that weren't disrupted. These things are actually rare," said UTSA Psychology professor Mary McNaughton-Cassill.
UTSA Psychology Professor Mary McNaughton-Cassill talks about risk and stress management in the classroom.
"I ask the students 'do you get in your car every morning and think about the risks of a car accident?' If you did, you would never drive anywhere. I think you almost have to adopt a little bit of fatalism or realism that you can't protect yourself all the time," she said.
However, both McNaughton-Cassill and the FBI say there are small habits that you can pick up that can make a big difference.
"I can tell you this. Every time I go into a building, I know where the exists are and I know how I'm going to go out if something goes wrong and that's a horrible thing to say that when you go into a church you should be thinking about that, but I think we all got to start thinking like that," Combs said.
"What I saw about this kind of issue is shrink it down. Think of something you can do locally," said McNaughton-Cassill.
She suggests volunteering to help at risk children or simply noticing people in your life who need help.
"You're not going to fix the next one, because you can't predict where it is. But, doing something always feels better than doing nothing," McNaughton-Cassill said.
When it comes to talking to children about a shooting like this, they say be honest without being too graphic and take the time to talk about things like bullying and treating others with respect.