Psychological Challenges When There Is a Significant Loss of Life

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This paper deals with “Psychological challenges when there is a significant loss of life.” In the event of significant loss of life, whether in your company or family during any tragedy there will be complaints and issues that prevail. If you are not properly trained or properly trained it is essential to look outside the box on the unexplained complaints for an underlying condition that is dormant within the mind. This could range from undetected anxiety, undetected depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Children may be the most vulnerable to undetected anxiety. Keywords: loss of life, psychological challenges, traumatic events

The eight year war in Afghanistan and the persistent threat of terror within the borders of our own country has had an overwhelming impact on many if not all Americans, whether if they are directly or indirectly involved in the loss of someone. Nowadays it is very important for healthcare providers and agencies that provide psychological assistance to recognize and gauge the impact of war and loss of life dealing with their patients. The 9/11 attacks have caused great stress on some people that were directly affected. But, when a terrorist level changes or attempted attack, everybody is glued to the TV awaiting the outcome. Even though the information is being funneled by the media it has caused most people psychological affects. For example before 9/11, I wasn’t in tune to what was going on around me, but since 9/11 I have been trying to catch every detail of an event and making sure I won’t be affected in anyway. Since, I am a United Armed Forces Soldier; I am affected in all ways. It builds stress about going to another country and not knowing if you will make it back or not knowing if the members of your team will make the journey home with you.

In the event of significant loss of life, whether in your company or family during any tragedy there will be complaints and issues that prevail. If you are not...
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