t is important to realize that after an emergency you may not act like yourself for a while. Most people caught in an emergency usually feel confused.
They may tremble, feel numb, vomit or faint. Immediately after the event they often feel bewildered, shocked, and relieved to be alive. These feelings and reactions are normal.
Later, many survivors sleep poorly, have no appetite, are angry with those around them, or panic at the slightest hint of trouble. Kids may start thumb sucking or bed wetting. These feelings and reactions are normal too.
What to do when dealing with emotional reactions:
– Talk about your feelings.
– Understand your feelings are real.
– Realize that when you suffer a loss, you grieve.
– Recognize you need time to heal.
– Contact any of the Help-Lines listed below.
Kids Help Phone —- 800-668-6868
Teen Touch —- 800-563-8336
Family Services and Housing —- 866-626-4862
Mobile Crisis Unit —- 888-617-7715
Manitoba Farm & Rural Stress Line —- 866-367-3276
Sexual Assault Crisis Line —- 888-292-7565
Provincial Suicide Crisis Line —- 888-322-3019 or 877-435-7170