Managing Stress Reactions after Trauma
People respond to traumatic events in a number of ways. They may feel concern, anger, fear, or helplessness. These are all typical responses to a traumatic event.
Research shows that people who have been through trauma, loss, or hardship in the past may be even more likely than others to be affected by new, potentially traumatic events.
Self-Care after a Traumatic Event
Learn what to expect following a traumatic event and how to manage stress reactions on our website:
- Coping with Traumatic Stress Reactions: Active ways to cope with traumatic stress, with tips for coping with specific PTSD symptoms.
- Negative Coping and PTSD: Ways of coping with PTSD that cause problems and should be avoided.
- Self-Care After Disasters: Ways to cope when you have been through a disaster.
- Mobile App: PTSD Coach. With you when you need it, PTSD Coach is a free iPhone app that can help you learn about and manage symptoms that commonly occur after trauma. Also available for Android.
- PTSD Coach Online. Learn to manage troubling symptoms after trauma (desktop).
- Mindfulness Practice in the Treatment of Traumatic Stress. Discusses changes in your way of life that can help with PTSD.
I consult and consider many sources in search of appropriate subject matter for this blog. Often I find material that is best left (mostly) untouched by me, e.g., today’s piece from the Veterans Administration.
The illustration at the blog’s top is the Combat Infantryman’s Badge. The blogger is a Vietnam Veteran, 1966-67. He is an author and past state chaplain for a major veterans organization. He welcomes comments on posts and encourages readers to subscribe to PTSDOutreach.com; two points: 1) it is free, 2) posts appear directly in your e-mail in-box.