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.

Warning signs of youth violence

Warning signs of youth violence

Learn how to recognize danger signs and keep anger from escalating out of control.
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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.