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.
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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.|