As Americans across the country wake to the news of the horrific attack in Las Vegas, Nevada, hundreds of emergency response personnel have already spent hours on Monday morning aiding the injured and investigating what led to the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history. While this event is not ongoing, and the shooter is no longer a threat, those directly affected by this event and those who have experienced a previous trauma may find it difficult to maintain a sense of safety and security in the coming weeks and months.
In response to this terrible attack, we offer a special News Alert on Claremont Personal Advantage (you will need to be registered on the site by creating your own username and password):
This portal will connect you with the information you need to confirm your friends and family are safe, to provide support to those who have been injured or have become re-traumatized by the shooting, and to know what to do should you find yourself confronting a dangerous situation.
Claremont EAP is an important resource during difficult times. You and your family members in the immediate household can receive free and confidential counseling sessions for issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and grief. Call Claremont EAP at (800) 834-3773 for a referral for counseling.
The effect of a traumatic event goes far beyond its immediate devastation. It takes time to grieve and rebuild our lives. Life may not return to normal for months, or even years, following a disaster or traumatic event. There may be changes in living conditions that cause changes in day-to-day activities, leading to strains in relationships, changes in expectations, and shifts in responsibilities. These disruptions in relationships, roles, and routines can make life unfamiliar or unpredictable.
Download a helpful PDF from Claremont EAP for some guidelines to build resilience when experiencing trauma including:
- Signs that Stress Management Assistance Is Needed
- Ways to Ease the Stress
- Personal Uncertainties
- Family Relationship Changes
- Work Disruptions
- How to Be a Survivor