Dealing with Survivor’s Guilt (Part 2) by Tapas Fleming

A person who survives something terrible often thinks things like: “It could have been me – why wasn’t it?” “I can’t be happy because that’ll mean I don’t care about the people who died,” “I need to be mournful or miserable to be part of this community of survivors.” “I need to keep hurting inside […]

Dealing with Survivor’s Guilt (Part 1) by ACEP

As stories continue to come out about the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, it is not surprising to hear the survivors are struggling to make sense of why they lived through it and others did not. These kinds of thoughts often occur for people who survive horrific situations and can create a condition commonly called ‘survivor’s […]