Israel-Hamas conflict: Ways to preserve mental health, provide support and avoid social media

Here are steps people can take to offer support without getting disheartened by images

Humanitarian aid convoy for the Gaza Strip is parked in Arish, Egypt, Monday, Oct. 16, 2023. Hundreds of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have fled their homes ahead of an expected Israeli ground invasion aimed at destroying Hamas after its fighters rampaged through southern Israel. (AP Photo/Omar Aziz) (Omar Aziz, Copyright 2023 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

The images have been disheartening and likely will continue to be as the war between Israel and Hamas rages on.

Instead continuing to feel down and risk your mental health over the images on social media, there are ways you can show support without feeling overwhelmed mentally.

Here are a few ways to do so.

Learn more through literature

Below are examples of books that can be read to learn more about the conflict in the Middle East.

Learn more through movies

In addition to books, below are examples of movies where people can learn more background.

Donate to charities

Below are some examples of charities you can donate to that are helping in the region. To view track records of numerous charities before considering a donation, go to CharityWatch or Charity Navigator.

Make your voice heard

If people feel it’s worthwhile to urge Congress for a ceasefire, organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace and Adalah Justice Project provide phone scripts and form letters to use when contacting representatives.

About the Author

Keith is a member of Graham Media Group's Digital Content Team, which produces content for all the company's news websites.

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