How to deal with the physical, emotional effects of tragedy

Published: Mar. 24, 2017 at 5:49 PM CDT
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Wednesday's shootings have a community coming together in support of the victims, their families, friends and colleagues. However, many are also wondering why those shootings had to happen and are grieving.

Laura Goergen with North Central Health Care's Outpatient Services stopped by NewsChannel 7 at 5 Friday to explain how to deal with the physical and emotional effects of trauma.

She said an events like these can create a reaction of fear. Goergen said, "There's no right or wrong way to grieve, there is no timeline for this, however long it takes, it takes." She went on to say grief doesn't have a set schedule.

It also comes in waves. "There will be times that are easier than others," she said. However, funerals, anniversaries, a first holiday or birthday may be tougher.

Goergen said there is a crisis center at NCHC that's 24/7. You can also call 800-799-0122 for help.