What is a Critical Incident?
You have experienced a traumatic event or critical incident (any incident that causes emergency service personnel to experience unusually strong emotional reactions which have the potential to interfere with their ability to function either at the scene or later). Even though the event may be over, you may now be experiencing or may experience later some strong emotional or physical reactions. It is very common, in fact quite normal, for people to experience aftershocks when they have passed through a horrible event.
COMMON SIGNS & SIGNALS OF A STRESS REACTION
THINGS TO TRY
Within the first 24 - 48 hours periods of strenuous physical exercise, relaxation will alleviate some of the physical reactions.