In the wake of harrowing tragedies like Orlando, people far and wide can experience trauma—even if they were not directly involved in the event. Signs of trauma don’t necessarily manifest themselves right away and may appear later.
The National Council has developed resources to share—whether you work in the medical community, you are just another caring individual or you are a mental health or addictions provider—to help those who struggle with trauma.
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10 Signs a Person May Be Experiencing Trauma
10 Tips to Help Someone Experiencing Trauma
Other organizations have prepared useful resources. We offer links to these resources as a service. Please note: Links do not imply endorsement or that these are the only other resources available.
- The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed a set of resources to help families and communities respond after Orlando, including Tips for Parents on Media Coverage and Age Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event. Find their full set of resources here.
- Give an Hour is generously offering free, confidential trauma care from mental health professionals to survivors of the Orlando tragedy and family members of victims and others directly affected.