I don't usually post in this forum, and I'm not sure if this is this should be in personal growth, but it is about a current event. An awful news story has been in our local papers (and maybe national, but I don't watch national news so I don't know how far it has gone). Before I say what happened I just want to say that I am looking for support in how to cope personally with this because I haven't ever been this affected by a news story. I'm generally pretty selective about what I'll read and watch because I know I do take things like this pretty hard, but this is a local story and virtually impossible to avoid.
Again, this is about the death of a child.
A few days ago a young boy was found dead in the woods not too far from where I live. It sounds like he died/was killed shortly before he was placed in the woods. The police still have no idea who he is and have not released the account of the autopsy. They think he was around 4 or 5 years old.
I drive near the location he was found when I go to work and cry every time, I'm having nightmares. There was a candlelight vigil for him this evening but I wasn't able to go. I think it would have helped, to be grieving with other people right now.