Resources for Coping with Tragedy

The recent tragedies, and so many others, remind us of how quickly our lives can change. No matter what age, it is difficult for adults, teens, and children alike to comprehend such senseless and horrific incidents and it can be difficult to navigate the aftermath of a wide range of emotions. Many of us may struggle with sadness, anxiety, fear, helplessness, and it may be difficult to feel hopeful. Below are some resources that may be helpful in processing and coping with grief and other emotions related to the trauma of these public tragedies.


Mental Health and Crisis HelplinesResources for Coping with GriefResources for Coping with Public Tragedy and Trauma
First Call For Chittenden CountyAfter a Loved One Dies - How Children GrieveHelping Your Child Cope with Public Tragedy
Pathways Vermont Support Line10 Tips for Supporting Children who are GrievingParent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Recent Shooting
Vermont 2-1-1Helping Young Children with Traumatic GriefTalking to Children about Violence
National Suicide HelplineHelping School-Age Children with Traumatic GriefTips for Talking with Children about Traumatic Events
SAMHSA National HelplineHelping Teens with Traumatic GriefTalking to Children about the Shooting
Crisis Text LineTips for Grieving TeensPsychological Impact of the Recent Shooting
LGBT National Help CenterHelping Children and Teens Cope with DeathRestoring a Sense of Safety
Tips for Young Adults Grieving a DeathColleges Students: Coping after the Recent Shooting
Other Support OrganizationsTips for Survivors: What to Expect
Outright VermontTips for Survivors: Managing Stress
Pride Center VTCoping with Traumatic Events
Tips for Survivors: Coping with Retraumatization