There are many things one can do to cope with traumatic events like the massive explosion that occurred recently in west Houston. The first is to understand which reactions and symptoms are perfectly normal. It also helps to keep to one’s usual routine (if possible), turn to friends and family for support, and recognize the need for help by a trained specialist.
Remember that your HISD Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is there when needed, and there is no charge for reaching out to them.
Please see this Guidance Resources® PDF for extensive resources that will help you deal with tragic events. Included in the brochure are:
EAP Guidance Resources: there when you need them.
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