During a week in which Americans watched horrors unfold on their TV sets – the Boston Marathon bombings, Texas plant explosion, flooding in the Midwest – it's important to take steps to manage your mental health and stress.
The American Red Cross has provided simple steps you can take to help cope with recent events. Among them:
The American Red Cross said children are particularly vulnerable because they can become convinced that they or their families could be harmed.
Parents are encouraged to comfort children by talking to them in a calm manner.
For more information about recovering after a disaster or emergency, visit redcross.org.
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