A proverb states “The spirit of a man will sustain him in sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit?” (same sources as below, in the "About" section) - how can we sustain public tragedy?
OperationSAFE :: What is the difference between personal and public tragedy? It is at the fringe, the edge of the ripples, the people who are connected somehow and yet are not at the center of attention, where the greatest risk of trauma lies. They are affected by the tragedy and yet do not receive the support they need to get through it. - What can you do to recover from public tragedy?
... if the story is big and compelling the news media will look for every possible angle to cover it. This is not all bad, but will probably overwhelm your ability to process it all. Turn off the tv and do something else to give yourself time to catch up.
What can you do to recover from public tragedy? - Tips, a report by opsafeintl.com