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HealthSmart: In the Wake of Trauma

Written by Keira McGuire, witf Producer and Host | Apr 3, 2013 8:40 AM

Whether it’s a natural or man-made disaster, a large number of people have been exposed to potentially traumatic situations in the last 20 years alone. 


Many of us also struggle with trauma personal to our own lives, like the sudden loss of a loved one, an accident or abuse.  No matter what form the trauma takes, it can affect our lives dramatically.

Today, it’s estimated that over 7.5 million Americans are affected by Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in a given year.

Learn how to spot the symptoms and where to find help.  Plus, what to do when kids ask tough questions about scary things they see and hear in the news.

Watch In the Wake of Trauma on PBS. See more from HealthSmart.

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