Traumatic events in the community
Our community has experienced a traumatic event. These incidents are disruptive, disruptive and traumatic. Everyone reacts differently to a traumatic event and that’s okay. It is important to know that your reactions are normal and may not be the same as your friend or family members. It is important to give yourself time. Immediate and short-term support will be needed, as well as long-term support for some to access resources and recovery.
Short and long term support
- The first thing to consider is making sure our basic individual needs are met – that concept of making sure we put on our oxygen mask first. Do you eat nutritious food and drink water? Do you have access to the rest and accommodation you need? Make sure you are checking yourself and if you notice any significant changes in your mood, behaviours, thoughts, sleep patterns, habits then contact your support system or consider accessing one of the supports below.
- Think about what self-care activities you need to take to help you manage the stress caused by this traumatic incident – perhaps these are activities like doing laundry so that everyone in your family has clean, fresh clothes. take a shower, take any medication such as prescribed, paying bills or even brushing teeth. Or, maybe it’s listening to music, creating art, walking, meditating or taking deep breaths.
- In addition to helpful and supportive self-care actions, it is essential to watch out for behaviors or actions that are not helpful—such as focusing too much on things that may be destructive, engaging in risky behaviors, or using substances.
- Pilot Butte High School Drop-in Center On site 1-1 or small groups supports anyone in the community who feels like they need support. Staffed by St. Louis County chaplains and behavioral health personnel. Charles and Deschutes, all trained in critical incident response strategies. You can access this resource at 1501 NE Neff Rd. in Bend starting August 29, 2022 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
- If you are experiencing a psychiatric emergency or serious thoughts of self-harm, please call the crisis line 988. Calling 988 connects you with staff trained to provide compassionate, accessible care and support to anyone experiencing health-related concerns mental. Staff on this number also have access to our local crisis teams.
- You can also contact the Deschutes County Stabilization Center for Walk in Psychiatric Crisis Services at 63311 Jamison Street Bend, OR 97703 Hours of Operation: 24 Hours a Day Non-Emergencies: (541) 585-7210 24 Hour Crisis Line : (541) 322-7500 ext. 9.
Notice News Released: August 29, 2022
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