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Reassurance after Shooting Tragedy

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In light of the shooting massacre at the new Batman movie, mental health experts say it's important that parents reassure their children they are safe.

Mental health experts are offering guidance on how to cope with the tragedy.

Psychologists say, "It would be perfectly normal for people to be more on edge right now," "It's a natural reaction when you hear about, experience or witness a traumatic event.

Experts say, parents can do much to reassure their children that such an incident isn't likely to repeat itself anytime soon.

parents have to reassure kids that this is a very random event and they shouldn't bring their lives to a halt because of this.

Doctors say, a good place to start is with communication.

They say, make sure a support system is there so if people are looking anxious or stressed out, encourage them to talk about what they're experiencing or feeling.