If your reactions are very distressing or long-lasting, you should seek help.

Take care of yourself

  • Talk confidentially to someone close to you so that you can freely express your thoughts and feelings.
  • Try to maintain your regular routines.
  • Go back to work as soon as you can but remember that your capacity for work is lessened for a while and that you may tire faster.
  • Your reactions and feelings may be powerful but they are normal.
  • Consider if you might need help to move on.
  • Find out which help options exist and choose the one you think is best for you.
  • Give yourself the time you need to get back on top again.

Where can you look for help?
You can get help and support from your own doctor to determine what your options are for getting crisis counselling, for example, from a psychologist so that you receive quick and qualified assistance. Some hospitals also offer the option of receiving help at a psychological emergency room.

Another option is to seek help from a priest or contact support groups in the local area that offer crisis counselling.

Professional help can assist you in processing what happened so that it does not distress you unnecessarily with after-effects.

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