There’s a lot going on in the news right now, from the Navy Yard Shooting to disastrous flooding in Colorado and no one is immune to stress. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help service members, their families and anyone impacted by these events to help navigate complex emotions during the aftermath of these crises.
The following resources can help those currently serving, veterans and family members as they absorb recent news because even faraway crises can cause a very local and personal stress response:
- Coping with a Traumatic Event
- Counseling Options for Service Members and Their Families
- Finding Support in a Crisis When You Feel Alone
- Military Counseling Services: Understanding Your Rights to Privacy
- Non-medical Counseling Options for Service Members and Families
- Understanding Grief and Loss
Military kids who are always on the move hear stories about violence and crisis from the news on TV, through social media and from their communities. These communities, schools and families across the nation, are having discussions about traumatic events like natural disasters and the tragic shootings in Washington, D.C.
These conversations and the subsequent stress that parents and children both face can be helped with resources like Military OneSource’s “Helping School-Age Kids Get ‘Back to Normal’ after a shooting” and “Recognizing the Signs of Stress in Children after a Disaster.”