Karl Shallowhorn, Mental Health Advocates of WNY and past chair of the Anti-Stigma Coalition, was interviewed by WKBW-TV, WBFO, and other media outlets about reactions to Damar Hamlin’s injury.

Karl encourages everyone to reach out for help if they need it and assured viewers that there is no shame in doing so. Finding people in your life that you can talk to is very important along with allowing yourself to unplug from social media can help relieve stress. He explained how the constant funnel of information received from social media can add to stress.

For more information or help with mental health issues visit use these resources:

Crisis Services Hotline: 716-834-3131
Crisis Services Kids Hotline: 716-834-1144

Anyone who is prone to anxiety or depression could be triggered, and trauma can be experienced by anyone.