Coping Emotionally after a Wildfire

Article Written by:
Janean Creighton, Oregon State University Extension, Corvallis, OR



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Coping with the aftermath of any disaster can take an emotional toll on those who experience it. Understanding the events of a disaster and recognizing disaster-related stress is the first step towards coping and recovery. Both the Red Cross and FEMA provide Web sites with advice and suggestions for recovering emotionally after a wildfire. Here are some ways to ease disaster-related stress:

  • Talk with someone about your feelings –