“…as early as I can remember in my grief journey with Connor, I made a decision to give myself permission to grieve, whenever and wherever. I encouraged my girls to do the same. Giving myself permission was a game-changer. I did not need to stuff my emotions. I knew that if I did stuff them, in the long run, it …Read the Full Article
When tragedy strikes a community, the impacts can be far-reaching and long-lasting. They also can vary widely among individuals. But there is help. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers “Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After Community Violence.” There are even suggestions for aiding children.