Disasters & Terrorism

People who go through or witness violent events such as school shootings, combat, rape, torture, natural disasters or accidents have experienced a traumatic stress. And some are repeatedly exposed to life or death situations in their work, such as EMT and rescue workers, police officers, fire fighters and military personnel. Understanding the effects of traumatic stress and the normal responses that may follow these abnormal events can help you cope with your thoughts and feelings on the path to recovery.

 

Recovering emotionally from disaster

Recovering emotionally from disaster

Understanding the emotions and normal responses that follow a disaster or other traumatic event can help you cope with your feelings, thoughts and behaviors – and can help you on the path to recovery.
The intense anxiety and fear that often follow a tornado or hurricane can be especially troubling for surviving children, especially if children were victims of the disaster or were separated from their families.

Tornadoes, hurricanes and children

The intense feelings that often follow a disaster can be especially hard for children, but there are several things parents and other caregivers can do to help.
 Coping with the death of a co-worker

Coping with the death of a co-worker

Our co-workers are very much like extended family, so a co-worker's death can be particularly difficult to deal with. Know what to expect from the grieving process, what you can do to work through your feelings and how to get help.
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