DEAR HARRIETTE: I witnessed the aftermath of a terrible car accident that left a woman dead. When my taxi slowly inched by the accident, I figured the woman was dying. She was trapped under an SUV, bleeding from her face. I went online to find out what happened to her, and sure enough, she did not make it.
I feel so horrible for her, and I can't get it out of my mind. I keep waking up seeing that poor woman bleeding under the car. There was nothing I could have done. Many police officers and emergency vehicles were there. I do not feel guilty, but I do feel upset. I am not sure what to do. My friends don't want to hear about it, but I can't seem to shake what I saw. Help! -- Shaken, Manhattan, New York
DEAR SHAKEN: I am so sorry to learn of the tragedy that you witnessed. Seeing someone die can be horrifying, especially in the way that this woman died. You may want to get counseling. You can go to your spiritual home for spiritual guidance or go to a professional grief psychologist. Getting help to work through what you witnessed is a wise way of getting yourself settled again.