Coping with our feelings about Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. - Emotions run high in our community in the wake of the Mike Brown shooting more than a week ago.

So many of us may feel anxious, confused or sad after watching so many episodes of violence so close to home.

Your children may be struggling with what they're seeing and hearing on television and online. Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann, a pediatrician at St. Louis Children's Hospital, visited NewsChannel 5's First@4 to come in and help us make sense of what's going on.

Watch the video player above to see her answer the following questions:

  • What are some of the ways we can expect to be feeling or reacting to what is going on?

  • What should we tell our children?

  • How can we deal with feeling overwhelmed or sad by what we're seeing?


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