Disasters can affect people in many ways. Sometimes we have emotional responses right away and sometimes they show up days, weeks, months or even years after.
Feelings of stress are normal, but some people can experience more severe distress and may require help.
Monitor yourself and your loved ones for signs of distress, which could include:
- difficulty sleeping
- emotional outbursts
- depression or unexplained physical issues
If any of these signs appear, make sure to talk about them and seek advice from a professional.