ERIC Number: ED458452
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Coping with Unexpected Events: Depression and Trauma.
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, Chicago, IL.
Witnessing or experiencing a traumatic event affects everyone mentally and emotionally. Each person has a different way of responding emotionally, and this is a normal part of the healing process. This document discusses some of the ways people respond to trauma and how to deal with it. It lists ways to cope with depression, how to help others cope, and how to help and talk with children who have experienced trauma. It explains what posttraumatic stress disorder is (PTSD) and ways to deal with this disorder. There are suggestions for helping to prevent suicide, and further information for those living with depression or bipolar disorder. The document contains a list of resources for further help with dealing with trauma. (ADT)
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, Children, Coping, Counseling, Depression (Psychology), Emotional Problems, Helping Relationship, Intervention, Mental Health, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Psychological Needs, Social Support Groups, Suicide
National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, 730 N. Franklin Street, Suite 501, Chicago, IL 60610-7204. Tel: 800-826-3632 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.ndmda.org. For full text: http://www.ndmda.org/PDF/Dep_and_Transma.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association, Chicago, IL.