Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Learn To Manage Emotional Distress

Television or Internet coverage of upsetting events like natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or mass shootings can affect our sense of order and safety. It may even impact those with no personal connection to the situation.

If you have kids, learning how to put the news in proper context and addressing their concerns can help them understand the situation and reduce distress.

Find out who is most at risk of emotional distress from incidents of mass violence and where to find help. If you are in emotional distress caused by recent events or know someone who is, seek help by calling the Disaster Distress Hotline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

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