Disasters Affect People Physically and Emotionally


Taking care of your emotional health is just as important as meeting other immediate emergency needs.

Each positive action you take can help you feel better and more in control.

  • This is especially true if you have experienced a previous disaster.
  • The good news is that many people have experience coping with stressful life events and are naturally resilient—meaning we are designed to bounce back from difficult times.
  • Here is some information on how to recognize your current feelings and tips for taking care of the emotional health of you, your family and your friends.
  • Click here to learn more about taking care of your emotional health when you have experienced a disaster.



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