Category: childhood trauma

  • Long Term Effects of a Disaster

    Long Term Effects of a Disaster

    The long term effects of a natural disaster can range from coping with the loss of loved ones to dealing with emotional trauma such as depression and PTSD. Studies have shown an increase in stress, mental illness and increased suicide risk among individuals who have lived through a natural disaster. Particularly for children, traumatic events […]

  • Short-term effects of a disaster

    Short-term effects of a disaster

    The short term mental and emotional effects of a natural disaster differ from person to person. Individuals are struggling with dealing with loss of livelihood, loss of their home and the chaos and debris surrounding them in the immediate aftermath and the debilitating fear that can follow in the footsteps of a natural disaster. Children […]