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Lincoln – As Nebraskans recover from a catastrophic storm system that devastated large swaths of the state, it's natural to experience different and strong emotions. Coping with these feelings and getting help when you need it will help you, your family, and your community recover from a disaster. Connect with family, friends, and others in your community. Take care of yourself and each other, and know when and how to seek help.
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.
Take the following steps to cope with a disaster:
Look out for these common signs of distress:
Help your children cope:
For more tips for self-care during this difficult time, visit https://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/disaster-behavioral-health-resources.