Self-Care in the Wake of Local Tragedies
- Category: AllHealth Network News
- Written by Laurie Elliott, LCSW - Director, Child and Family Services
As we move past the Thanksgiving Holiday and enter the month of December, the expectation is that we begin to prepare for more good times with family and friends during what is supposed to be a season of peace and joy. We begin to prepare for the holidays that best match our family values and cultural beliefs and we are hopeful for the future as we think of New Year’s resolutions.
This year, for many of us, our holiday spirit has been shaken by tragic events that have impacted our community. Just recently, State Trooper Cody Donahue was hit and killed on our local highway and a mother and her two young sons were found dead after being reported missing. We ask ourselves how such tragedy could happen in our own backyard. We wonder about the whys and the story behind the tragic news. Many of the questions often go unanswered and leave us just hoping that such events don’t repeat themselves.