What is the Mass Media Doing to Create and Sustain Panic and Trauma During Coronavirus?
All some people have during “lock down” is the black box and its endless stream of “urgent updates” about Coronavirus. But are enough of us going to be able to disconnect from “the news” to consider what is the mass media doing to our mental and emotional state as a population right now?
An ally of mine shared via email with a group of about 25 activists that she heard a trauma psychologist on KPCC say about the so-called pandemic that, “Altruism builds Resilence after Trauma.”
That word, trauma, stirred in me a response that I felt called to share. I replicate and expand a bit on this response here and hope it finds you.