Coping in Times of Stress

The recovery from sexual abuse is not always a straight forward journey. There are times when survivors will cope easily with the HERE AND NOW. At other times the THERE AND THEN intrudes and compromises their daily functioning. Times like Christmas, Easter, Hollidays, Thanksgiving, weddings, and baptisms, to name a few, are events that can be highly triggering for survivors.

It can make a huge difference for a person's coping capabilities to have a plan ready for these difficult times. Once the stress level rises and people start getting distressed, thinking rationally is not always possible. Click the following link Download Depression Action Plan for ideas how to construct such a plan for yourself.