By now, most of you have heard the awful news of the shooting in Orlando and the deaths of so many innocent people. We are saddened by the hate and violence. We grieve for those who lost their lives or were injured. We understand the many losses that will continue in the aftermath of this event - losses of security, of safety, and of peace of mind - especially for those in the LGBTQ community and their families.
In the aftermath of such a horrendous tragedy, it can often be difficult to cope. The links below connect you to an article from the American Psychological Association website describing ways to manage your distress and another from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress describing tips for talking to children about mass tragedies (originally written after the Sandy Hook crisis).
Please feel free to contact us if we can be assistance to you, your family, or friends.APA Help Center - Mass Shooting.CSTS Restoring Sense of Safety Aftermath Shooting