Critical Incidents

Common Reactions to Critical Incidents
  • Amnesia
  • Anxiety
  • Apathy/Depression
  • Difficulty Making Decisions
  • Disorientation
  • Fatigue
  • Fear
  • Guilt
  • Irritability
  • Moodiness

  • Muscle Tremors
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness
  • Overwhelmed
  • Reluctance to Abandon Property
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Startle Reactions
  • Withdrawal
If these symptoms last more than 1 month, please contact a mental health professional.
Ideas to Help You Cope
  • Accept help from others
  • Alcohol or drugs may delay recovery
  • Allow yourself to cry
  • Don't stay by yourself
  • Get some exercise

  • Limit decisions to today's needs
  • Notice positives, don't blame
  • Stay calm and relaxed
  • Talk about your feelings