In the immediate aftermath of tragedy there are ways we can support ourselves and our loved ones to reduce distress and build resilience and coping. The complex physical, emotional, and behavioral aftershocks of trauma can hit immediately after an event, or occur over time in what can feel like surprising waves of reactions.
Please see below for resources on coping with tragedy and trauma. And as always, please reach out if you or a loved one needs support.
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How to cope with traumatic stress: Common reactions and responses, coping strategies and when to seek further help
7 tools for managing traumatic stress
Coping with traumatic stress: Common (and less common) physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral signs of traumatic stress
Information and resources on Psychological First Aid: An immediate response strategy