Coping With Traumatic Events in the News

The Johns Hopkins Employee Assistance Program (JHEAP) recognizes that distressing events in the news can affect everyone and evoke concerns of safety. Even people who were not directly impacted can have emotional and stress reactions.

You might be experiencing a variety of emotions and reactions to this weekend's deadly shooting during Lunar New Year celebrations in Monterey Park, Calif.

Find tips below for managing traumatic stress, coping with grief after community violence, and learning how to support impacted colleagues and loved ones:

Coping With a Traumatic Event

Coping With Grief after Community Violence

How to Listen to Someone Who is Hurting

Some people may also benefit from speaking with a professional counselor to help them process their reactions. Please be reminded that you and your household members have free, confidential access to support, guidance, and referrals for a variety of needs and concerns through JHEAP.

Reach out confidentially to 888-978-1262. Counselors are available 24/7 and are ready to assist. You can also click on CCA@YourService for extensive information and resources.