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Traumatic Stress and Retraumatization Resources

  • Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: Coping With Retraumatization
    • In this tip sheet, SAMHSA defines retraumatization as "reliving stress reactions experienced as a result of a traumatic event when faced with a new, similar incident," notes that retraumatization is common, and identifies ways to cope. The tip sheet lists events that may lead to retraumatization, highlights retraumatization signs and symptoms, and offers suggestions for coping.
    • This tip sheet is available in Spanish.

  • Media Coverage of Traumatic Events: Research on Effects
    • This online article for mental health and substance use disorder treatment professionals provides an overview of research on the effects of intense media exposure following a disaster. This article describes the association between media coverage of traumatic events and stress symptoms and closes with suggestions for practitioners in offering guidance to patients.