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April 16, 2013
We are still just learning about the nature and extent of the tragedy in Boston. Even if you don't know anyone in the city or aren't directly affected by the tragedy, it’s normal to feel overwhelmed emotionally. It’s important not to ignore those feelings. For tips on handling sadness or anxiety related to tragedies or violent acts like the bombings in Boston, visit this link on Half of Us.
During times like these, it can help to do something positive that makes us feel connected to others. If you are looking for ways to give back or send emotional support to Boston and all the families impacted, check out these suggestions on Love is Louder.
If you're worried about a loved one, call
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Our thoughts are with Boston.
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