When It All Gets to be Too Much

In the wake of a tragedy such as the Orlando shooting, it is a natural reaction to want to know the details and keep up on developments.

But at what cost? A 2013 study found that repeated daily exposure to these horrific events can create PTSD-like symptoms in viewers.

I know it’s tempting to tune into the latest developments but you are not a bad person if you don’t. Think about how you are reacting and how you feel when watching media coverage.

Turning it off doesn’t mean you care less than others. It doesn’t mean your heart doesn’t go out to everyone impacted by it. It does mean that you are taking care of yourself and your emotional state.

And taking care of yourself is not a bad thing.

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