Breadcrumbs

Recovery information for service providers in country South Australia


Low - Visit this page to find help for people experiencing a normal stress and grief response who may benefit from short-term support to help get things back on track.

Visit this page to find help for people experiencing a normal stress and grief response who may benefit from short-term support to help get things back on track.  Some examples:

  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Feeling more withdrawn
  • Irritability
  • Feeling guilty about not being prepared
  • Feeling anxious, difficulty concentrating, feeling ‘jumpy’
  • Feelings of grief and loss
  • Loneliness and isolation from others.

  

Moderate - Visit this page to find help for people with significant (non-crisis) mental health concerns who may need medium to longer-term support

Visit this page to find help for people with significant (non-crisis) mental health concerns who may need medium to longer-term support. Some examples:

  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide
  • Feeling distress and anxiety most of the time
  • Pre-existing mental health condition has worsened
  • Depression, panic attacks, anxiety, substance abuse
  • Difficulty doing normal daily activities, loss of hope for the future
  • Dizziness, sweating, nausea
  • Persistent sleep disturbance.

 


Visit this page to find help for people with severe, longer term mental health concerns or those who need immediate support.

Visit this page to find help for people with severe, longer term mental health concerns or those who need immediate support. Some examples:

  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide
  • Self-harming
  • Expressing feelings of hopelessness
  • Pre-existing mental health condition has worsened
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, complicated grief, panic attacks, anxiety, substance abuse
  • Significant mental health concerns that are not resolving
  • Significant difficulty doing normal daily activities (self-care, managing at home/ work/ study, caring for others, engaging in the community).

These are just a few examples of signs you can look out for in yourself and others.

It is common for people to experience a range of different responses to a disaster. Some signs that a person may need support are obvious and some signs are less obvious. Signs might be verbal, emotional, cognitive, physical or behavioural.

Read more about common responses following a disaster.

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