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Emotional Support in the Aftermath of Tragedy

Profound sadness, grief and anger are normal reactions to an abnormal event. While we each have different needs and different ways of coping, many find it helpful to talk with someone about their feelings. This includes talking with family and friends and/or with a health professional. The following resources and information are available to support our community in responding to and recovering from tragedy.

Resources
       On-site counseling information (PDF or link)
       Virginia Tech Human Resources (link)
       More information on coping with tragedy: Achieve Solutions (link)        

Articles
       Common Reactions to Trauma (PDF)
       What Happens to People After a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event?
(PDF)
       Phases of Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Disaster
(PDF)
       After a Disaster: Self-Care Tips for Dealing With Stress (PDF)
       Coping with Grief After a Sudden Death (PDF)
       When Should I Seek Professional Help? (PDF)
       Acute Stress Disorder: Responses to a Traumatic Event (PDF)
       How Do I Know if I Have Acute Stress Disorder?
(PDF)
       Depression as a Response to Trauma
(PDF)
       Drugs and Alcohol Not the Way to Cope With Grief, Trauma or Fear (PDF)
       Facts About Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PDF)
       Signs and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PDF)
       What Long-term Survivors Don't Talk About (PDF)
       When Should I Seek Professional Help? (PDF)

Helping Others
       Families Can Help Children Cope With Fear and Anxiety (PDF)
       What Happens to People After a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event?
(PDF)
       Phases of Traumatic Stress Reactions in a Disaster
(PDF)