Taking Care of Yourself

Taking good care of yourself begins with being prepared for stressful situations.

  • This Emergency Self-Care Worksheet provides a straightforward starting place for you to do that — in ways that work for you.
  • Employ a “whole person” approach by using strategies like these, which cover every aspect of your experience: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational.
  • Take a page from the National Center for PTSD, which offers an online self-help tool that walks you through exercise ranging from being in the present moment to getting a good night’s sleep and from changing negative thinking patterns to writing your reflections.


Relaxation and Relaxation Exercises

Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute

Traumatic Incident Stress: Information for Emergency Response Workers

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Three Pillars of Self-Care


Developing Your Self-Care Plan

Buffalo School of Social Work


Grief and Stigma

Grieving After an Overdose Death: The First Days (Part One)

Overdose Awareness Day August 31st

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