It's not all going to be okay.

Look, I get that we are all looking for some strands of hope to grab hold of, but people posting stuff along the lines of "America has survived worse crises than this" would do well to keep in mind that while it may be true that the country survived those crises, a great many people did not.

I am not saying give up hope, or that there is nothing we can do to make things better. Rather, we should be aware that, however, helpful they might be in the moment, these vague assurances tend to ignore a lot of real trauma and struggle.

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