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Self-care after a major-traumatic event

Health and WellnessWe can be traumatized by news of a major tragic event, whether it’s a crime or a natural disaster, even if it’s far away.

It is important to understand that we can be impacted even if we don’t have a direct connection to the event. We can and should take steps to purposefully take care of ourselves and those we care about to reduce the harmful impact of trauma and use it as motivation to build our personal resilience and strengthen our communities.

It’s common to feel:

Shocked

Saddened

Angry or irritable

Helpless

Depressed

Anxious

Distracted

General turmoil

People may have difficulty concentrating or sleeping, or be troubled by recurring disturbing thoughts.

Read more here: http://dhss.alaska.gov/Commissioner/Pages/Self-care.aspx.

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