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Dealing With Tragedy

Tragedy in a Community: The Balance of Support and Privacy

Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP | Posted 08.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lori Stevic-Rust, Ph.D. ABPP

When tragedy strikes it is our natural spirit to want to do something to manage our own feelings of helplessness and compassion. But perhaps in addition to what we do we need to focus on what we don't do as well.

Am I the Only One Who Isn't Comforted By Patton Oswalt's Essay?

Lauren Cahn | Posted 06.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

I feel unsatisfied. I don't feel soothed. Perhaps the problem is that I don't want to be soothed? Perhaps the idea that I might feel better tomorrow or the next day frightens me because I suspect that being soothed may simply lay the groundwork for another "shocking" attack.

A Mother's Mind After The Boston Marathon Bombing

Liz Gumbinner | Posted 06.16.2013 | Parents
Liz Gumbinner

Let's spend way too long saying goodnight. Let's hug without saying anything at all. I'm not watching the news.

Advice for Recovering from a Tragedy

Jen Rubino | Posted 03.05.2013 | Teen
Jen Rubino

Finding the courage to move forward and continue to live after a tragedy is extremely difficult -- it's one of the hardest things I've ever done. For anyone who has been through a tragic event, I wanted to share some advice.

Does Humor Have Any Place in Tragedy?

Jenny Isenman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

I thought about not writing anything humorous until we could all come to grips with this injustice (So, essentially, never). But, I will and I hope other humorists do too.