ROCHESTER, MN (KTTC) – A video has been circulating for the past few days showing Tyre Nichols having a deadly confrontation with a former Memphis police officer. A mental health professional in Rochester said Monday that the video was very graphic and could hurt some people.
“One of the things Tyre’s mom was saying was she wanted us to share these videos so people could witness and see what happened. , you don’t necessarily have to be watching to protect your kids.The reality is that on social media, it’s already there and many of our kids are watching it,” Mayo said. Asfia Qaadir, Ph.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the clinic.
Experts recommend touching the base with children to make sure they haven’t seen it or stay close if they do. I encourage young people to check in and ask what their thoughts are and how they perceive things.
Dr. Qaadir said connecting with others during this difficult time is a source of resilience to trauma.
“Relational ties, may it be those you love, those who support and nourish you. It’s time. It could be connecting with the young people in your family,” said Dr. Cardill.
If you choose to watch the video, Dr. Qaadir encouraged people to pay attention to their bodies by being aware of their breathing and how they feel.
“It varies from person to person. I think it’s most important to have a moment of pause to say what you need right now,” said Dr. Cardill. “People may start having panic attacks. People may have other symptoms of trauma that they know can be triggered.”
Bud Whitehorn, co-founder of CERT, said he believes watching videos is important to making a difference in the community.
“Watch the video with your family. Show them what’s going on in this world,” says Whitehorn.
Whitehorn also advised people experiencing trauma to seek mental health facilities and therapy, or reach out to loved ones.
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