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“The object of terrorism is to take your life away from you by making you too afraid to live it.” — “Dr. Phil” on the Oprah Winfrey Show
“Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence. In action is not only the result, but the cause, of fear. Perhaps the action you take will be successful; perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow. But any action is better than no action at all. Make a move” — Norman Vincent Peale
People with preexisting psychiatric or medical conditions may be more prone to this type of reaction.
“How to” pamphlets on a number of trauma topics at The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.
Psychologists recommend ways to cope with the national tragedy at Mental Help (.net).
The APA’s Web site includes tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events: Managing traumatic stress.
Mary Anne Kelly, Founder and Executive Director of the Center for Living With Dying, offers her thoughts at Down the Long Road of Grief.
Mental Help (.net) provides a searchable database for conferences, workshops and mental health topics.
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry offers ideas for helping children through disaster: Helping Children After A Disaster.
The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress maintains a site on acute trauma stress management.
David Baldwin’s Trauma Information Pages contain information for clinicians and researchers in the traumatic-stress field.
If the disaster response overwhelms you, close the door and let it go. Share sorrow silently at World Trade Tribute. Sound off with words, music and literature – poetry, quotes, verses, scripture – at Fast Company’s The Power of Words. But don’t be fearful of showing your true feelings to those you lead and of creating a safe place for them to do the same. Only together, joining with survivors, professionals and other people in our community, can we revive our collective spirit and find meaning in the aftermath of pain.
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