Taking Care of Yourself after Trauma
After a traumatic event, it’s normal to feel powerless, anxious, scared, angry. We encourage you to reach out and connect with a professional counselor to explore effective and healthy ways to cope with your emotions.
You may experience feeling hopeless and experience withdrawing or isolating yourself, excessive sleeping, the use of drugs or alcohol more than usual.
At a time like this, simple things can help. Try to:
- Talk to close friends or family about your feelings
- Stay present, take breaks from social media and the news
- Take a walk, go to the gym, run errands to keep active and healthy
- Spend time in person with family and friends, try to stay positive
Please take care of yourself and those around you – physical health and emotional connectedness can go a long way toward making you feel like yourself again.