At NCC our hearts go out to the victims and their families of the recent South Carolina shooting death of 9 people engaged in a prayer group. Communities all over the country are coming together in support of Charleston and promoting the healing process.
World, national, and local news can expose us to a barrage of images depicting violence, racism, natural disasters, abuse, and other stories of profound suffering. It is both normal and healthy for this exposure to illicit an empathetic response. However, if you are feeling overwhelmed by the weight of a community problem on your shoulders, you may be over-empathizing, which can quickly take its toll on your mental health. ... More