Overcoming trauma: helping others recover from chaos and hopelessness

Cleaning up after the hurricane and subsequent flooding has been difficult for so many.
Initially, after traumas like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, or after loss of a loved one or an accident, the outpouring of love and attention is immediate.
But often, this outpouring of support fades quickly…
And it is important to remember that people need you to reach out to them as time wears on. They may not ask for help. Actually they likely won’t. But you need to help. And you need …

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They thought I was crazy, but they trusted me…

What a crazy month this has been!
The threat of hurricane Matthew… then mandatory evacuation…
Couldn’t return home for days… the unknown awaiting us when we eventually were allowed to check out how well our homes survived….
My family and friends are all safe, thankfully.
But the story continues for many, me included, certainly minor in all comparisons, but disruptive and draining none the less.
I’ll share a little of my story with you…
Arriving home after we were allowed to return to the island I live …

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