Coping after a traumatic event

Anna Kelsey-Sugg

Techniques to cope with the emotional and physical symptoms of experiencing a traumatic event.

Two-thirds of people witness or are involved in a trauma such as violence, sexual assault, a natural disaster, a sudden illness or a death in the family. There are a number of factors that will influence the different ways in which individuals come to terms with traumatic situations. The process can take weeks or years depending on the extent of the loss, the individual's ability to cope with emotionally challenging situations and the ...

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Published 12 February, 2009 | Updated 06 September, 2016