Mental Health Resources for a Traumatic Event

When an event, or series of events, causes a lot of stress, it is called a traumatic event.

Protecting our children from danger whenever possible is a fundamental parenting objective. Still, sometimes traumatic events occur, whether man-made, such as a school shooting or domestic violence, or natural, with flooding or weather-related.

Experiences that might be traumatic include:

  • Physical, sexual, or psychological abuse and neglect
  • Natural and technological disasters or terrorism
  • Family or community violence
  • Sudden or violent loss of a loved one
  • Substance use disorder (personal or familial)
  • Serious accidents or life-threatening illness
  • Military family-related stressors (e.g., deployment, parental loss, or injury)

Seymour Library values itself as a safe place and has complied a list of online resources for traumatic events and emergencies:

The library also offers a collection of Mental Health Wellness Backpacks as part of their Healing Library.

Mental Health Resources - Understanding Feelings
“Understanding Feelings” Mental Health Wellness Backpack
Mental Health Resources - Practicing Mindfulness
“Practicing Mindfulness” Mental Health Wellness Backpack
Mental Health Resources - I am WorriedI am Worried Practicing
“I’m Worried” Mental Health and Wellness Backpack

Additional Resources:

Seymour Library’s Mental Health Resources

Those seeking support during a mental health or emotional crisis may dial 988 to connect to a nationwide support network. The transition to a simplified three-digit number is meant to increase access to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and will operate similarly to 911.