Coping During a Tragedy

Coping During a Tragedy

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In times of tragedy, it is important to talk with your peers, children and other family members to help them cope. Take a look at our blog post that discusses the impact of vicarious trauma, tips to cope with a tragedy and recommendations for talking to children about tragic events. 

We have compiled a list of resources to provide guidance on coping with stress and how to talk to kids about violence.

Use the resources below to connect with strategies for coping after a tragedy.

Tips on how to manage distress and find help after a tragedy.

Learn more about emotional distress after a mass shooting, and how to get help.

Advice on talking with your children about shootings.

Tips on how parents can approach media coverage after a shooting.

Tips for parents and professionals on helping children feel safe again after a mass shooting.

If you don’t know where to begin getting mental health, substance use or emotional help for yourself or someone you know—start here. We provide confidential and immediate support, 24/7/365. If you are in crisis or need help dealing with one, you can:

  • Call 1-844-493-TALK (8255) to speak to a trained professional.
  • Text TALK to 38255
  • Visit any Walk-In Center. The nearest one to WellPower services is located at 4353 E. Colfax Avenue, Denver, CO 80220

Mental Health First Aid

We offer Mental Health First Aid trainings for Adults Assisting Adults and Adults Assisting Youth. This crucial training is for anyone looking to help someone in need. You could be the one to make a difference and save a life.