Dealing with a Traumatic Event

It is important to remember that emotion and stress are normal reactions to abnormal situations. It is important to allow yourself and others permission to react, take care of yourself, and to ask for help as best you can. Many people find it helpful to have information about what constitutes a typical reaction to trauma, which is what the links in this section strive to provide. Please remember that different people will have different responses to a trauma--comparing your or someone else's reactions to another's is usually not helpful for anyone.