There is probably a lot of distressed children following the latest tragedy. Those who personally knew the victims, especially families and close friends would be wise to accept counselling if offered or to seek it themselves. Grieving has no set length of time. For many, especially relatives it is oftenabout 12 months
I remember 911 was shown on TV – the same film clip non stop for several hours. I don’t know how many times the NZ tragedy has been broadcast, not only on TV but on radio too.
NZ also had huge tragedy a few years ago when they had that huge earthquake that killed and injured many in Christchurch. I know of one lady who was in a shopping centre when it happened and even a couple of year later could not go into that shopping centre. Most people who don’t live in NZ are not aware that they had after shocks for several months after the earthquake which flattened large areas of Christchurch, causing even more damage.
Published 15th December 2019