America Attacked: Coping with the terror
September 16, 2001
In the wake of the tragic terrorists attacks in New York City and Washington, Tom Marcoux, author of "Coping When Tragedy Strikes" offers these suggestions:
- Take time to create peace for yourself. Turn off CNN - check-in every three hours. Keeping CNN on constantly keeps you in an adrenaline-state.
- Rest, exercise, talk with family members with the TV off.
- See a counselor or support group.
- Distract your mind with a movie.
- Maintain daily routine as a much as possible.
- Devote time to spiritual practices.
- Write in a journal, read spiritual books - gain a larger, comforting perspective.
"Researchers find unrelieved stress causes health problems. It's crucial that everyone use a coping strategy," says Marcoux.