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It is normal to feel like you are not in control and don’t have all the answers.
It is not unusual to feel:
You might find it hard to sleep or be having nightmares. You might not feel like doing things you used to enjoy.
Children might also have problems sleeping, have nightmares and be too scared to sleep alone. They might also be more clingy and cry more, or be more frustrated and impatient than usual.
It is normal to feel like this. It is the situation that is abnormal.
It is ok to feel sad and to grieve for the loss of your precious belongings.
You will start to feel better but it might take longer than you expect.
Talking to a counsellor who knows about the effects of a disaster can help.
Counsellors can help you:
If you are worried about your children or teenagers visit:
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Last updated on Tuesday 09 April 2019