Traumatic Incident Stress
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Focus Population: People who have experienced Trauma
Topics: Behavioral Health Organizational Guidance Docs, Crisis Response System, Trauma-informed
This online fact sheet explains how disasters and their aftermath may involve traumatic incidents—and therefore traumatic incident stress—for emergency and other disaster responders. It highlights the physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms of stress that disaster responders may experience, as well as tips and resources to assist responders in taking care of their own physical, mental, and emotional health.