It is common for people who have experienced tragedy
to have strong emotional reactions.
you face the realities of life, you feel extremely vulnerable and powerless.
Initially, you feel only shock and numbness, “This can’t be true”! You imagine
waking from a nightmare. You experience grief. You wonder what is going on,
Understanding responses to distressing events can
help you cope effectively. Practice some of these tips to guide you along the
Recognize that this is a challenging time
Allow yourself to mourn
Take a news break
experience. Express what you are feeling in whatever ways
feel comfortable to you — such as talking with family or close friends.
we may not be able to control what happens to us, we can control how we handle
crisis. People react differently to stressful situations.
for support. EASE has counselors available if you want to talk 800-882-1341.