The tragedy surrounding the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon may present significant emotional challenges not only for those directly effected by the events, but also by all runners, athletes and the general public. The North Carolina Psychological Association Disaster Response Team has compiled this list of resources for coping with the tragedy. Feel free to pass this information along to others.
- Coping with Disaster Resources: Explosions (section on After an Explosion) http://www.ready.gov/explosions
- Coping with Disaster http://www.ready.gov/coping-with-disaster
- Managing traumatic stress: Tips for recovering from disaster and other traumatic events http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/recovering-disasters.aspx
- Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m4240142_EmotionalHealth.pdf
- Recovering Emotionally http://www.redcross.org/find-help/disaster-recovery/recovering-emotionally
- Helping Children Cope with Disaster http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/children.pdf
- American Psychological Association web services is working to upload relevant resources for the public on the landing page very soon on the Psychology Help Center: http://www.apa.org/helpcenter/
- Disaster Distress Helpline (24/7 phone and text) via Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration http://disasterdistress.samhsa.gov/about.aspx
We hold the runners, spectators and their families in our hearts and prayers.