Written by Ian Phillips, Defense Media Activity
We’ve compiled a list of resources to help service members, their families, veterans, and others impacted by the shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas. For the latest updates on the situation visit the Fort Hood Press Center.
The following resources can help with the many emotions and feelings you may have after this traumatic event:
- 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
Children of service members can also be affected by traumatic events. Families, friends, and local communities are important to ensuring the well-being of these children following an event like this.
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” can assist parents, relatives, and care providers with seeing warning signs and talking to children about their feelings.
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