Coping With Tragedy: Diverse Communities with Common Answers, On Common Ground
Noel J. Jacobs, PhD, Edmond, Oklahoma
We are a beautiful and sometimes miraculous people, and we help each other cope in ways that prove there are sometimes no strangers in time of tragedy. I spent a few days helping with the Red Cross after the first round of tornadoes hit. We will talk about tragedy and coping, but I tell you without hesitating: Oklahomans earn their reputation as a strong people. Here are a few things I saw:
The two first responders who staffed my Red Cross van (which we...