Some texts and emails are starting to filter into CJME and CKOM. They’re telling us to move on, to stop focusing on the Humboldt Broncos’ bus crash and to instead talk about the Saskatchewan budget or the NHL playoffs.
That’s OK. We understand. Everyone mourns differently and everyone has been affected by different degrees of grief.
Some people want to talk about nothing else, while others are wary of turning on the radio, watching TV, reading the paper or checking social media for more information. They don’t want to wallow in sadness. Meanwhile, families are planning funerals, friends are supporting the injured, complete strangers are showing compassion by putting hockey sticks outside their doors.
Psychologists tell us the key is talking. Talking about your feelings, how these events have affected you. When you’re ready to move forward, take that step. If you might need help, ask for it. There’s nothing wrong with talking, with feeling, with crying, or with moving forward.