Crisis Survivor Resources

Photo Illustration: U.S. soldiers assigned to the 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment, Guam Army National Guard gather to say a prayer before a mission on Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo illustration by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza /U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel/ Released)

U.S. soldiers gather to say a prayer before a mission on Main Operating Base Lashkar Gah in Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 19, 2013. (U.S. Army National Guard photo illustration by Sgt. Eddie Siguenza /U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bryan Niegel/ Released)

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.

For Adults

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:

Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury

Military Crisis Line

Veterans Crisis Line

Military OneSource:

National Institute of Mental Health

National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors

Screenshot: The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is offering assistance those who have lost a loved one following the recent tragedy at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 2013. (Twitter screenshot by U.S. Navy Lt. Tiffani Walker/Released)

The Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors is offering assistance those who have lost a loved one following the recent tragedy at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., Sept. 14, 2013. (Twitter screenshot by U.S. Navy Lt. Tiffani Walker/Released)

For Kids

Photo: Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment help children from Cal-Wood Education Center board a helicopter for evacuation after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of Jamestown, Colo., Sept. 14, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/Released)

Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment help children from Cal-Wood Education Center board a helicopter for evacuation after severe flooding shut down major roads leading out of Jamestown, Colo., Sept. 14, 2013. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Nicole Manzanares/Released)

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.”

 

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  • jeff BROWN

    Please pray for these young folks. “More things are wrought by prayer than this world dreams of.