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As a parent, how can I cope with my own feelings after a tragedy?

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Last week’s mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas has left onlookers across the nation with a host of complex reactions — anger, grief, mourning, helplessness, disbelief. The aftermath of a school shooting can have a negative impact on the mental health of entire communities — even for people who were not directly impacted by the event. Constant media coverage…




At maro, we help parents navigate tough growing-up conversations about mental health and puberty with their kids.

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