From Pain To Purpose: 5 Ways To Cope In The Wake Of Trauma

Could it happen here? It’s a question a lot of people ask in the wake of a traumatic event.

Even if you’re not directly connected to the events in El Paso, Gilroy or Dayton, chances are you’ve felt the weight of them.

“People do feel traumatized,” says family therapist Jonathan Vickburg, of Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. The idea that an act of violence could happen anywhere makes us anxious. People may think twice about attending a music festival or walking into a WalMart.

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