As a teen, what can I do to get through a disaster okay?

As a teen, you can do a few things to get through a disaster okay:
  • It's a good idea to take care of yourself physically, especially when under increased stress, such as after a disaster. Drinking enough water, eating right, exercising, getting plenty of rest and returning to a regular routine should help you feel better.
  • Most people find that it helps to talk about what happened and how it makes them feel. If you feel like talking, it's a good idea to find friends, family or other people you trust who have lived through the same kinds of things and talk to them.
  • It also helps if you can find meaning in what has happened.
  • Pay attention to the useful ways that you handled things. Give yourself credit for the different ways that helped you to handle the situation.
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