After hearing about a traumatic event, such as the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida, it is normal to have a flood of emotions. It is important to understand the reactions you and others may experience in the following days and weeks, and learn how to effectively cope with them.
Emotional Reactions After a Traumatic Event
Many people experience feelings of shock and disbelief immediately following a traumatic event. These reactions are normal and even help you cope with the immediate situation. Following shock and disbelief, other emotions and reactions begin to set in such as anxiety, depression, frustration, anger and behavior changes. Many people even experience physical symptoms like headaches, stomachaches and tiredness.
Download the following fact sheet for more information on coping after a traumatic event. Emotional Reactions After a Traumatic Event