Last week's events may seem like a distant, bizarre nightmare now. Or, they might seem all too fresh and returning to quotidian life might seem daunting. It may seem completely natural to throw yourself back into that Stat 104 p-set or nearly impossible to transition back from days that played out like an episode of 24.
No matter how you're feeling, know that pretty much anything falls into the range of normal in the aftermath of traumatic events like those we've watched unfold over the past week.
We consulted with Dr. Katherine A. Lapierre, chief of student mental health services at Harvard University Health Services, who provided us with several guides to coping with abnormal events.
We at Flyby know that many Harvard students who were emotionally affected by the highly abnormal week may not have time to consult mental health professionals at UHS, or pick up these guides between office hours and club meetings. So we've compiled our own brief list of suggestions for feeling better and moving forward.