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 from the wildfires

Recovering from the wildfires

Wildfires can be particularly stressful because the factors that influence their strength and direction can change at any moment. It is common for people who have lived through these circumstances to experience strong emotions.
 Managing traumatic stress: After a tornado

Managing traumatic stress: After a tornado

The effects of the recent tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster.
The ability to adapt well to unexpected changes and events can help people manage distress and uncertainty.

Building resilience to manage indirect exposure to terror

The ability to adapt well to unexpected changes and events can help people manage distress and uncertainty.