Ask Me Anything About Coping With Terrorism

Talking terrorism, I’m TV psychologist Emma Kenny, I’m Live from Manchester and you can ask me anything you want! Whether you or your children are finding it difficult I’m here to help – ask me anything!

Gem OutramSat, 27/05/2017 - 07:57
I've said the phrase 'it could happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere' to my daughter so many times. We were there on Monday night. This phrase becomes empty when it happens to you. You lose that belief and the fear just encompasses all you do. I'm still numb, I'm a very emotional person but my tears haven't come yet. It's bubbling away but won't release yet.

James GarlickFri, 26/05/2017 - 19:02
Hya Emma ya still very shocked sad what happened

Andrea Marie HodgkinsonFri, 26/05/2017 - 11:40
You make so much sense Emma. X

Emma KennyFri, 26/05/2017 - 11:29
Hi Natalie. Bless you and I am so sorry that this has happened to you??? Listen first of all you have learnt a really valuable lesson that we can all learn from, and that's telling our kids the truth is the best way. The quote you are more likely to die falling out of bed is the best one in this case...this means it's possible but highly unlikely. That way, when it happens, you can say..ok we got really, really unlucky....but we also survived. We are not victims, we are survivors of a terror not only can we then say to your kids that it's unlikely you will be in one, you can actually evidence that when you were in didn't get hurt. This means that even when you are involved...the most normal outcome is that you are ok! Give them time, talk it through, be patient and rebuild your trust in the world xxxx

Jodie WoolfsonFri, 26/05/2017 - 11:27
Great advice Emma. Thank you

Andrea Marie HodgkinsonFri, 26/05/2017 - 11:19
I'm not a Mum but I am an auntie and my nieces and nephews mean the world to me x