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.

How to manage your distress about the earthquake in Nepal.

Managing your distress about the earthquake from afar

For people with friends and family living in regions affected by earthquakes, watching the news coverage can be very distressing. Even for those without personal connections, it can be overwhelming. Tips to cope.
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Strengthening your emotional well-being ahead of the flood

Preparing for and anticipating the arrival of a large-scale flood can be distressing. Recognizing common emotional reactions and taking steps to prepare for the flood can help you safeguard your emotional well-being.
Recovering emotionally after a residential fire

Recovering emotionally after a residential fire

It is common for people to experience several stages of adjustment including shock, anger, depression and hopelessness after losing a home.