How to cope with the emotional effects of a disaster

IF YOU have ever survived a disaster, you may understand what other survivors have experienced: shock, denial, confusion, anxiety, and nightmares. Many disheartened and fatigued survivors have little motivation to move on in life.
If your life has been devastated by a disaster, you too may feel that you are near the breaking point. You may even begin to feel that your life is not worth living.

Additional Mental Health Resources

Recovering Emotionally from a Disaster
Talking to Children about Disasters
After the Flood: Emotional Distress and How to Manage it

Flood emergency resources in Iowa and Nebraska area:


Red Cross: Central Iowa Chapter
Disaster Assistance Programs
Visit your Local Community Action Agency to Apply for Assistance
Find an Agency


Help Available to Nebraska Flood Victims
Nebraska Emergency Management Agency: Shelters
Resources for Coping with Severe Weather and Flooding
Scotts Bluff County Volunteer Center

Disaster Family Planning:
Prepare for Disaster: Make a Family Disaster Plan