Yet another tragedy has happened, this time in Uvalde, TX. Nineteen children and 2 adults were murdered and have left a community in mourning and a nation divided by gun laws.
While we all try to process, we are also trying to be conscious of how those around us who are struggling to cope, especially children.
We went in search of advice on how to cope during traumatic events, while there is nothing that will take away the pain of what has happened, we do want to encourage healing and support as we face the days ahead.
Take A Break From The News
Most of us are glued to the TV because it seems like one thing follows another and new details continue to emerge. The constant stream of news via radio, social media and tv can cause stress and anxiety to increase. Find a project you can work on or step away from the news with a friend or loved one to re-set and give your mind some time away.
Talk About Your Feelings
This is the time to reach out to your friends/family or therapist if you feel overwhelmed and not able to manage your normal daily routine. Don’t be afraid to ask for help, mental health matters.
How do I speak to my child about this tragedy?
Only YOU can determine if you should speak to your child about the horrific event that happened in Uvalde, TX. If you are looking for a way to encourage a conversation we found these tips via PBS, which we hope will be helpful.