Coping with trauma

Use coping strategies when reacting to traumatic events:

  • take good care of yourself first (eat healthy, get  sleep)
  • work to maintain your daily schedule/routine
  • participate in fun activities
  • find ways to laugh
  • think positive thoughts and know it may take time to feel better
  • limit exposure to media coverage
  • seek out supportive people (ask for help)

Strong social support can make a positive difference for those who have experienced traumatic events. If you or someone you know is having trouble coping with the terrorist attacks, consider seeking help from a mental health professional.

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