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Reach out for help.Feelings of sadness, anger, anxiety and depression are common after a traumatic event. When you feel distressed, do not be alone. Talk to someone who is understanding and cares about you.
Seek counseling.If you are struggling with memories, flashbacks or reminders of violence, counseling can offer some coping strategies. It is not uncommon for survivors of mass violence to seek counseling months or even years after an event.
Deal with feelings of survivor’s guilt.It is not unusual for survivors of a traumatic event to feel guilt. To process this emotion, it may help to find a way to honor those who died or were injured by remembering them in private, with your faith community, or by doing an activity that has meaning to you in the community at large.
Connect with other survivors when you’re ready.Many people who have suffered from mass violence say it is helpful over time to connect with other survivors. The Uvalde Together Resiliency Center can help connect survivors with support group resources in Uvalde and other communities.
Learn what triggers your anxiety.If images of the event or loud noises trigger unease, remind yourself that the event is not happening again and these bad feelings will pass. Try writing down what bothers you when you are feeling stressed or anxious, and look for a pattern. Practice the