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Grace After NYC Attack

November 1, 2017

Finding Grace After NYC Attack

Many people are still reeling from the recent NYC terrorist attack– the deadliest terror attack in New York City since 9/11.

On October 31st, Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, drove a rented Home Depot truck down a Manhattan bike path, hitting pedestrians and cyclists. The attack killed at least eight people and injured eleven people.

The process of grieving on a national scale is a surprisingly intimate thing. When we all come together to deal with feelings of loss and grief, we grow as a nation and a country. If you’re feeling stressed today, take a moment to look at our tips listed below. We hope you find peace and strength as we move forward together.

 

  • Talk about it. Share your feelings with others to reduce stress. Releasing these feelings through communication will help you cope.
  • Surround yourself. Spend time with family and friends enjoying the emotional support bonds bring.
  • Limit your exposure. After living through it, you do not need to relive it. Avoid images of the disaster as well as 24-hour news channels that play the footage again and again.
  • Busy yourself. Anchor yourself and your mind in any activities you enjoy. Keep your mind busy by reading, watching movies, taking a walk, or going for a run.
  • Take care of yourself. Utilize our S.E.L.F. care methods and avoid alcohol and caffeine, which will make you more anxious and depressed. Browse our site for articles on S.E.L.F. care.
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