What about our family and friends? The people we love and live with. They are not always included in trauma treatment, but their intimate knowledge of us makes them an important tool in our healing. How can they support us in a way that is helpful, balanced and healthy?
The truth is, near or far, we are all affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook. Given the quick and thorough media coverage, when the unspeakably horrible happens, we are all connected to it -- and it's easy to overlook the emotional effects.