Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down During Monologue

October 3, 2017

It's hard to turn on the TV after tragedies like the one in Vegas Sunday night that took the lives of 59 people and injured over 500. Every channel seems to be showing the same scary video footage over and over again that shows people running for their lives. Some channels are even showing videos with bodies on the ground. 

If you were struggling yesterday when all the news developments came out, you aren't alone. I'm struggling with posting trivial things on social media like a photo of my coffee because I just feel like a jerk knowing all those people died. 

Jimmy Kimmel summed it up pretty well last night on his show during the opening monologue. Kimmel's hometown is Las Vegas, and it hit him hard.

“I want this to be a comedy show,” Kimmel said. “I hate stuff like this. I just want to laugh about things every night. But it seems to be increasingly difficult lately. It feels like someone has opened a window into hell.” 

And if you're feeling traumatized by the shooting even though you are far away and didn't know anyone killed or injured, it's normal. We all like to go out and have fun at concerts and large events. How can you not think what if after seeing how Sunday's horrific events unfolded? You may feel more anxious or even helpless. 

I found an incredible article from the Huffington Post that offers expert's opinions on how we can overcome this fear and the feeling of sadness and despair after the Vegas event. 

If you or someone you know needs help, call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. You can also text HELLO to 741-741 for free, 24-hour support from the Crisis Text Line.