Resources for Emotional Recovery After an Accident

Coping after an accident is never easy – find resources to help you learn to cope after a traumatic injury

Here you'll find a list of resources that offer valuable information on emotional recovery after a serious accident. Whether you were injured or caused the accident to occur, you'll find support groups and other valuable resources to help you deal with the emotional trauma that follows such an event.

If you know of other resources that you would recommend, don't hesitate to let us know!

When You've Survived An Accident

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) Coping with Injury

MADD offers an extensive PDF pamphlet that touches on recovering physically and mentally from an accident.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression is common after a traumatic accident, and you don't have to suffer alone. The DBSA provides ways to help yourself and others cope with depression after an accident.

PTSD Alliance

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can come from a variety of situations including surviving a serious accident. The PTSD Alliance offers hotlines and other ways you can receive help if you are experiencing PTSD.

Trauma Survivors Network A platform for survivors to share their stories and connect with one another for support.
Mental Health America Offers a tool to find affiliate support groups for mental trauma in your area.

When You've Caused the Accident

Accidental Impacts

Coping after causing a serious accident is never easy. Accidental Impacts offers support in such instances and personal stories to help you cope.

The Phoenix Society While the Phoenix Society focuses on burn victims, it does offer valuable help for recovering from guilt as well as a list of other online resources and books for further reading.
EmpowHER Survivor's guilt is common after an accident, especially one that you may have caused. This article attempts to explain the feelings and concerns surrounding this common issue.

Resources for Your State


Texas Commission of Law Enforcement

Information for Texas citizens about federal assistance and benefits after suffering an accident including support groups for survivors, with many resources for police officers but also for victims of violence.

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