"Many mental health experts agree that 9/11, like the pandemic, was a collective trauma that left us peering into the unknown, feeling scared and powerless. Both changed our lives, in some ways irrevocably".
Covid - 19
Mass shooting of children and adults at a school
The aftermath of such tragedies and mass casualties can make us feel uncertain, anxious, fearful, sad, angry, hopeless and out of our bodies.
In tandem however, we can also feel a sense of community and collective grief. We tend to gather together bonding, attend prayer vigils, create memorials with candles and cards, experience musical concerts and raise money for those whom are suffering.
All of these acts of humanity help us to bridge the gap to the senseless and sometimes helpless aspects of experiencing such tragedies. It can also help motivate us to make some sort of change of action to ensure such events wont occur so often.