— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) June 1, 2017
As we all know, there was a terrorist attack on May 22 outside of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, United Kingdom. The death toll in the suicide bombing is 22 and 59 people were injured. There were people frantically looking for daughters, sons, parents, and friends. Needless to say, this attack was absolutely terrifying, especially considering the fact that most of the victims are children.
In a world where terrorist attacks seem to happen on a semi-regular basis, it can feel like there are no safe spaces left. We used to only fear a plane hijacking or a bomb on a crowded train car. Now, we can’t even go to a concert without fearing for our lives.
As someone with some anxiety and general paranoia about my overall wellbeing, incidents like Manchester absolutely terrify me and bring out the worst in my thought process. Is anywhere safe? What are the chances that I could die in a terrorist attack? What the hell can I do? While there are no simple solutions to feeling a little less doom and gloom after a terrorist attack, there are a few things you can do to ease your anxiety at this time: