As the Fort Hood community contends with the tragedy of the recent fatal shootings, we offer our condolences to those who have lost loved ones. When tragedy strikes, it is not unusual for people to feel a wide range of emotions related to the event. This tragedy may also rekindle feelings of depression and anxiety in those who experienced the 2009 shootings at Fort Hood.

Members of the Fort Hood community will each have different needs and different ways of coping with this new tragedy. We know that many find it helpful to talk with someone about their feelings. This includes talking with family and friends and/or with a health professional. If you have been impacted by these events, we offer coping strategies to help you at this difficult time.


Reactions to Trauma
After Trauma: Recover by Coping, Refocusing, Renewing
Anger and Trauma
How to Talk to Your Children About Violence
Managing Your Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting
Media Coverage of Traumatic Events: Watch What You're Watching

Grief and Loss
Coping With Grief After a Sudden Death
Grief and Loss: How Can I Help? A Guide for Family and Friends
Helping a Child Grieve
Stages of Grief

Developing Resilience
Bend Without Breaking: Surviving Difficult Times

For Leaders
Helping Comrades After a Traumatic Event
Leading Colleagues Through Crisis

ValueOptions Behavioral Healthcare Services
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Humana Military
(800) 444-5445

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