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What do I need to know about caring for someone with emotional trauma?

When a loved one is experiencing emotional trauma, you should endeavor to keep them comfortable and provide an environment of support and security. Providing gentle, emotional support can help your loved one feel cared for and understood even if they are scared and overwhelmed. Also remember that your own stress can affect the level of stress in another. Try to remain calm, and manage your distress.

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