Sharecare Top 5: So Many Questions About Sandy Hook

The shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT, sent shockwaves through the nation and raised many questions. Here, Sharecare experts offer some answers.

Should I let my children watch the news?
In this 24/7 news media world, we’re bombarded with images of the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. But are these images safe for our children to watch? Sharecare experts advise how not to let your family get hooked on the horror.

How can I help my child feel safe?
After such a devastating event, it’s easy for children to feel that the world is a scary and dangerous place. Sharecare experts weigh in on how to help your children feel safe again.

How can my family and I cope with the grief?
Dr. Mehmet Oz and grief expert David Kessler met with families of Newton,CT, to talk with them about their tragic loss. In this Sharecare blog, Kessler gives advice to parents across the country on how to talk to children about the Newtown shootings and how to help them grieve the healthy way.

Could my child have a mental health or neurological issue?
Much remains unknown about Adam Lanza, the gunman in the shootings, but many are speculating that he may have had an autism spectrum disorder, which may or may not have contributed. Marcus K. Blackburn, MD of Intermountain Healthcare helps us understand the signs that a child might benefit from some mental health help.

How can we prevent a tragedy like this from happening again?
Many wonder if better mental health care is the answer to stopping another incident like this one. Jennifer Powell-Lunder, PsyD, offers some solutions to parents of children with mental health issues in this Sharecare blog.