Right now in Central Oregon there are many people struggling to cope with and understand how this kind of shooting could occur and why this would happen in our community.
At High Lakes Health Care we have talked to many people who are experiencing a variety of emotions that include shock, sorrow, numbness, fear, anger, cynicism, grief, and other reactions. You may find that you have trouble sleeping, concentrating, eating, or remembering even simple tasks. This is common and normal and should pass after some time.
The support of family, friends, and health care providers can help to lessen the emotional impact and distress brought about by this tragedy. You may feel that the world is a more dangerous place today than it was yesterday. It will take some time to recover your sense of safety and regain composure.
Meanwhile, you can strengthen your resilience and ability to adapt in the face of adversity by using these tips and resources.
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