Coping with Tragedy

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    An event as awful and enormous as the mass murder at a Las Vegas concert can have a wide ranging impact, including heightened anxiety for both parents and children.

    FOX's Lisa Brady reports on ways to help cope with that in this week's 'FOX on Family':

    The Las Vegas concert attack shakes the psyche; tragedy on a such a large scale at a public event. It can leave anyone, including children, feeling like they have to look over their shoulder.

    Psychologist Doctor John Huber says a toned-down version of that hyper-vigilance can be helpful:

    (Huber) "When you go to your favorite restaurant and you sit down with your family, scan the room, look where the exits are, because who knows, the power goes out you may not be able to see the exits and it may be something you can do."

    Be aware of your surroundings, seek out family and friends for support. And watch for any emotional or physical signs that grief counseling may be needed; avoiding certain places, for instance, or this case even certain music.

    And to help temper all of the negative:

    (Huber) "Look at the successful things, look at our lives; it's a gift. And, spend time with your family, put the cellphones down."

    And he says give your family a hug, every chance you get.

    With FOX on Family, I'm Lisa Brady.