Tips For Dealing With Traumatic Events

  1. Write down your feelings and observations in a journal
  2. Draw
  3. Help out someone or volunteer for something
  4. Build on your "support system" - hang out with friends and family
  5. Learn from the traumatic event - has anything positive come out of it (like patriotism?)
  6. Try not to let it interfere - try to do all your normal activities
  7. Exercise
  8. Meditate
  9. Eat well
  10. Get plenty of sleep
  11. Turn to your religion for comfort (pray, meditate)
  12. Have fun and try to ?escape? sometimes (like going to the movies, working on a hobby)
  13. Don't rely on alcohol or drugs
  14. Make a plan with your family and friends about what you would do in the event of a tragedy.