Tips for dealing with disasters and stress from the Red Cross

BALTIMORE - Everyone reacts to disasters or stressful events differently, whether it is feeling physically or mentally drained, having a hard time making decisions, arguing with friends, feeling worried, or another number of ways.

The American Red Cross says that many of these reactions are temporary, and will go away with time.  They also give the following tips to help get through the tough time:

  • Take everything one step at a time, focusing on your disaster-related needs
  • Watch your children closely to see how they are dealing with the situation.  Their view of the world as a safe place will be temporarily lost.
  • The way you react to a disaster will influence how your children react, and recover.



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