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 finding grace after NYC attack.
- 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.