Usually I don't post my experiences anywhere but I feel like I can't handle myself anymore right now and I don't know what to do.
I am an empath and I live in Mexico and as you may know, Mexico is a very violent and negative country right now, it is not a very good place to be if you're an empath.
So, I barely know how to block negativity (I just found out i'm an empath not so long ago though my mom has always told me that I am very sensitive to the environment's energy, since I am a child every time I go to crowded specific places I get very pale, dark circles around my eyes and I feel nauseated but a shower has always been more than enough to feel almost instantly better).
Ever since I realized I am an empath I have been meditating everyday, taking sea salt baths, drinking a lot of water and trying not to deal with negative people at my surroundings, but something horrible happened next to my uni a week ago: An elder couple were murdered in the house next to my university. One of them was a famous teacher at one of local universities so there was this huge funeral for him and his wife last week, the flowers are still in the street... It's just terrible. I've been having trouble breathing since then and on and off anxiety to the point where I can barely function. Yesterday I had to pass next to the house (I knew it was a bad idea but I had to) And I haven't been able to get rid of an awful migraine since then and i've been getting terrible panic attacks and I don't know what to do.
I know it's normal to be shocked by this sort of things but everyone here is so "used" to violence that I don't really feel like this event even affected my classmates that much.
Please help, I don't know what to do.