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Natural disasters such as the Morocco Earthquake are considered to be traumatic events that can potentially trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in survivors and family members. They have an unparalleled potential to produce severe levels of stress, anxiety, and anger in those who are affected.
People may have lost their loved ones, their homes, and even entire communities. As a result, they may feel an overwhelming sense of helplessness; living in temporary camps for extended periods of time, loss of their belongings, and social support networks they once leaned on.
It’s important to recognise that it is very normal to experience PTSD-like symptoms in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Furthermore, victims do not necessarily need to have experienced the disaster first-hand to be psychologically affected.
In the wake of the Morocco Earthquake, relatives living in the UK and elsewhere will undoubtedly be worried for their safety and well-being, possibly being subject to hours of dire television coverage, coupled with an ability to get information directly from the ground. Disasters such as this can have an emotional impact on someone even from afar.
Earthquake survivors are recommended to seek professional guidance and mental health support if they are struggling to regain control of their lives in the aftermath of a disaster or if they continue to suffer from PTSD symptoms.
Though the effects of natural disasters can be devastating physically and emotionally, there are steps you can take to reduce the trauma and help you cope.
Health Assured delivers specialist Critical Incident Stress Management that has been developed to help you and your relatives cope following a traumatic experience such as a natural disaster.
Our trauma counselling network is on hand to assist you and your employees through any difficult period. Our services include:
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