How To Cope After a Tragedy

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In the past fifteen years, a number of heartbreaking tragedies have made headlines: the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Boston Marathon bombing, the Charlie Hebdo shootings and most recently the Germanwings plane crash.

Acts of violence like these shake the public more than natural disasters because it causes us to lose faith in society. We start questioning the intentions of everyone around us and hesitate before placing trust in strangers. Many people develop new fears related to the incident – fears of flying have steadily increased during the influx of aircraft accidents in recent years.

After a national tragedy, even people mostly unaffected by the event can fall into a dark period or full on depression. After the Twin Towers fell on September 11, 2001, the whole country was in shock, and many people were simply unable to go on with their day-to-day lives. For most people, it’s hard to understand how someone could posses such sinister feelings and ideas that drive them to commit unspeakable acts. Understandably, people start to assume that there are more bad people in the world than good.

If you find yourself having similar thoughts, remember that negative acts receive much more attention than positive acts. A young gentleman saving an elderly woman from walking across a busy street never makes the evening news. Luckily, this pattern of thinking can be reversed. Start taking the time to look for people that are helping others and you’ll see just how much good is in the world. Better yet, make an effort to perform your own acts of kindness and see if your generosity catches on.

No matter how terrible a tragedy is, you can always find the good that comes out of it. After 9/11, the United States became more unified than ever, and even complete strangers turned to support one another. Immediately following the destruction caused by the bombs at the Boston Marathon, civilians rushed to help others and did whatever they could to comfort someone in need. While nothing can heal the pain of a terrorist attack, there is peace that can be found in knowing that the world contains much more good than evil.

If you’re having trouble handling a local or national tragedy, don’t underestimate the power of ignoring the news. Put down the newspaper for a day or two and ignore online news. Instead, spend that time with your loved ones and appreciate everything you have in life. Take a nice walk or read an intriguing book – do anything to take your mind off the event. Distancing from yourself from the fear and negativity will help you heal with time.

If you’re struggling to cope with a tragedy of your own, try a psychic reading by phone. Absolute Soul Secrets has dozens of experienced psychics who can help you talk through grief or anxiety. Give us a call today to take the first step in moving on. Go to for the phone number to call from your country.

Author: Rose Smith