Atrocities against people around the world

(6 Posts)
homer123 Mon 16-Jun-14 23:00:03

I find it very difficult not to be depressed when when hearing about all the awful things going on in the world, particularly violence and torture against innocent civilaians.
Does this happen to other people?
If so can anyone suggest strategies to not let it affect you?

DioneTheDiabolist Tue 17-Jun-14 00:51:00

Volunteering and becoming active for a particular cause can help OP. Not only can you make a real difference, volunteering can have a positive effect on mood.

Not watching the news can also help. It's ok to take a break.

headinhands Wed 18-Jun-14 06:50:31

Hi Homer

This is an issue that affects and unites us all isn't it, the sheer unfair lottery of life. I think Dione has covered the essentials, that of using that response to fuel some action on some level according to our resources and so on and being mindful not to overly dwell on it if you're prone to depressive type problems.

headinhands Wed 18-Jun-14 06:54:11

Sorry, not saying that you are op but it's important to not make ourselves unwell and have ways of keeping us on an even keel.

EdithWeston Wed 18-Jun-14 07:28:46

Volunteering, fundraising and campaigning for organisations which aim to minimise the impact on civilians.

Which countries concern you most at the moment? Posters might be able to suggest specific organisations (whether UK based or not).

deepbluetr Wed 18-Jun-14 07:28:50

Yes and so many carried out in the name of religion.

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