Psychologists offer help after Boston Marathon blast
WAUSAU (WAOW) -
The Boston Marathon bombing has affected many people across the country, and
psychologists say events like this can really take a toll.
Newsline 9 spoke with a psychologist on Monday, and she said
tragedies like this can really have an impact on a person, even if you are
thousands of miles away.
Experts say moments like the Boston Marathon blast tend to
raise the anxiety level for many people.
psychologist Cate Bard says when deadly attacks like this happen in crowded
places, it can really terrify people.
But she says we cannot alter our every day lives because of
"That's part of the goal of people who are doing these,
really, very evil things, is to upset people, is to spread panic, is to spoil
people's sense of security, their sense of control of their lives," said
Experts say if you're having trouble dealing with today's events
to seek help. There are a number of hotlines to call about the Boston Marathon
bombing, or any tragic event.