Ways Survivors of Traumatic Events Can Cope with Feelings

Jan 30, 2018

Decorations outside of Marshall County High School following the shooting
Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

Psychological science may not be able to take away all the pain and sorrow during times of tragedy, but it can help. Murray State University professor Dr. Michael Bordieri visited Sounds Good to discuss ways survivors of traumatic events, such as the recent shooting at Marshall County High School, can cope with their feelings.

Coping tips Bordieri suggested include talking about what happened, making space for emotions, making self-care a priority and finding ways to help and give back to others in the community.

Bordieri said it is important to remember that getting over an event like a shooting takes time and that people will deal with their emotions in different ways.

He speaks with Tracy Ross about the grieving process and achieving balance during recovery.