The COVID crisis throws into relief what happens when grief has—quite literally—nowhere to go. The evidence suggests that most people summon strengths that surpass their own expectations.
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Emanuel Maidenberg Ph.D.
These have been stressful times with turbulent and painful news, as well as great uncertainty for the future. Here are some steps to help cope.
A little act of kindness can go a long way.
Instead of screen time managing your household.
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"Vicarious trauma" from watching too much news may cause changes in thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and inability to stop thinking about the events.
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Our brains take in the details of a mass tragedy, and organize them so that we have a sense of understanding and control --unless information, like motive, is missing.
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The tendency to dehumanize the "other" was on display in Charlottesville.
Beat confirmation bias by actively seeking out alternative viewpoints in the news.
In these times, then, it is imperative that we remain vigilant to so-called facts that may in reality be alternative facts designed not to educate and inform, but to alarm and sway
Emanuel Maidenberg, Ph.D., is a clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA with a focus on coping with fear and uncertainty.