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What to do if you have PTSD during Thunderstorms and Lightning in Cottage Hill

9/18/2019 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines for coping with PTSD during storms.

It is estimated around 7% of people in the United States have suffered or still suffer with some form of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  For some people with PTSD a cause of panic might include thunderstorms and lightning.

SERVPRO of North Pensacola offers these guidelines to coping with PTSD during storms near your Cottage Hill home or business:

The best strategy is to be prepared.

  • Know when a thunderstorm is likely. Plan what you will do during a thunderstorm
  • Take care of your physical health. Eat a healthy diet. Get enough sleep. Do not rely on alcohol or other drugs. Do not smoke or chew tobacco
  • Take care of your emotional health. See a therapist. Learn relaxation exercises. When you feel anxious, you can relax yourself

During a Thunderstorm in Cottage Hill:

  • Slow your breathing
  • Look around. Notice where you are. Notice that you are in a safe place
  • Distract yourself from the storm. Wear headphones and listen to music. Sit in a pop-up tent
  • Talk with someone you trust

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