There is a constant chattering of the mind that goes on when stress levels are high. It feels like it will never stop. Many self help books suggest meditation and I believe in its ability to do good. It never fails, though, when a particularly stressful event occurs meditation or quieting of the mind becomes impossible.
Thoughts, good or bad, stream through the mind in a never ending torrent. Sometimes, it gets so bad that the time put aside for meditation becomes nothing more than a replaying of the problem over and over again.
The thing to do is let time heal. It is not very original nor a quick fix yet to hang on until the situation is not so raw and emotions settle down is a satisfying answer. Breathing in and out and clearing the mind often ends up with an unique solution to the tension. It can be surprising how a moment of silence can bring about inspiration leading to the perfect outcome.
Trust that to clear the mind will bring untold relief.