Using healthy ways to cope and getting the right care and support can put problems in perspectives and help stressful feelings and symptoms subside. This guide from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on how to cope with stress.
This page contains information on how to cope after a disaster and is intended for people directed impacted by disasters and for their friends and family to assist them as a support network. Reactions to disasters vary, risk responses are different and there are any different signs of disaster related stress. Support through this time is important for all who experience a disaster, especially children, older adults, and vulnerable individuals.
The Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster.