We offer condolences and support for all those coping with the violent tragedy in Orlando. You are not alone. Events such as the recent shooting may bring up personal losses or trigger distress from past experiences of trauma. For information about how to take care of yourself in the aftermath of tragedy visit: Managing your distress in the aftermath of a shooting.
It is likely that your reaction to this tragedy will lessen over time. If your suffering persists, or you are struggling to manage the intensity of your distress, or if your distress is impacting your daily functioning, a licensed mental health professional such as a psychologist, can help you develop a strategy for healthy coping and a healing process. Please search AAPA’s member directory to find a local psychologist for help.