If you, your family, or people you are working with are struggling with the news this week, you’re not alone. Almost everyone shares in the horror at this latest tragedy. Please know that it’s okay not to be okay.
According to Mental Health America Wisconsin (pdf):
What’s important right now is focusing on supporting one another and promoting healing within our communities. This kind of tragedy affects all of us. Many of us are feeling sad and angry or perhaps worried and confused, and all of those emotions are normal in times of crisis.
Here are a few things to remember.
- Minimize your social media/news exposure, constantly viewing or listening to traumatic images can be its own trauma.
- Please pay attention to your own triggers to the traumatic event and have a plan in place in case you do feel triggered.
If you find yourself struggling, here are a number of mental health resources that can help:
To continue to make mental health a priority, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. If you would like to learn more: