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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Resources for Coping With Traumatic Events

Last week was, needless to say, a pretty stressful week in the United States. As the Red Cross continues to respond in West, TX and Boston, we constantly provide mental health support to those affected by these disasters. I've collected a sampling of some reliable sources on stress management, with a focus on reacting after a disaster:

The American Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/features/CopingWithStress/

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/pages/phases-trauma-reactions.asp
(An excellent resource to help explain how our minds react to an attack)

Remember that you can receive free, 24/7 support by calling the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990. You can also text "TalkWithUs" to 66746.

1 comment:

  1. Is always a good rule to follow: "You cannot take care of others untill you take care of yourself".

    Dan Bingham

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