Helping Loved Ones Live with Trauma

This resource can be useful for those who want to provide support a loved one experiencing symptoms of a trauma. It discusses dealing with stress and tips to help foster open communication.

Exercise for Stress and Anxiety

This article from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America links the benefits of exercise and the positive effects it can have on stress and anxiety.

The Ultimate Guide To Stress Management

This in-depth article highlights the causes and effects of stresses and provides insight into the effect of stress on the body and how to alleviate some of that stress.

Stress and Sleep

This article targets the effects of stress on the body and as a result, sleep. It includes a number of tips to lower stress levels to improve sleep.

How Grief Can Make You Sick

In this article, Everyday Health explains the correlation between grief and sickness. It covers grief and exhaustion, depression, substance abuse and more.

How Does Trauma Affect Sleep?

This article explores the relationship between trauma and sleep, with specific discussions of trauma affecting the sleep of children and PTSD sufferers. It outlines sleep conditions that can result from trauma and potential therapy options.

Trauma and Sleep

The National Sleep Foundation touches upon the correlation between trauma sufferers and sleep issues. It provides insight into how different types of trauma can affect sleep and how to best cope with it.  

What Doesn’t Kill Us: A guide to overcoming adversity and moving forward

Stephen Joseph gives the reader six steps to help manage our emotions and navigate adversity. These steps can help individuals find new meaning and purpose in their lives. In What Doesn’t Kill Us, Joseph challenges  people to look at the positive in difficult situations. To purchase this book, click on the link below: https://www.amazon.com/What-Doesnt-Kill-overcoming-adversity/dp/0749952407

Grief in Children: A Handbook for Adults by Atle Dyregrov

Atle Dyregrov’s handbook discusses how children may react to the death of a loved one. He talks about how children are a lot more aware of situations then parents think and if parents are not open with them, it could lead to the children being confused. He also lists some possible ways that children could react to this horrible news. Check out … Read More

A Guide for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) wrote an article called “Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event”. They detail possible reactions, how to support children’s recovery, how to talk to kids of different ages after the trauma, and the importance of families and teachers working together. Read more below: … Read More