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How to Recover After a Natural Disaster January 14, 2019

Anchorage, Anchorage County
How to Recover After a Natural Disaster, Anchorage, Alaska

If your family has experienced a natural disaster such as our recent earthquakes, it can be difficult coping during the aftermath. Even after practical matters are addressed, you may experience several lingers emotional effects that impact your quality of life. For a speedy recovery follow these tips and contact your local medical clinic for professional help.

3 Tips to Regain Normalcy

Stay Healthy

Eating well, exercising, and getting enough rest influence how you physically, mentally, and emotionally feel during the day. You might want to consider staying away from possible depressants like excessive smoking and drinking. If you have concerns about your current state of health and how you can improve your overall well-being, arrange an appointment at a medical clinic for expert insight. Use what you learned from this earthquake to prepare for future disasters.

Keep in Touch With Others

medical clinicYour friends and family can be a great source of comfort after a disaster, especially if they’re experiencing the same issues. Loved ones are familiar with your thoughts and feelings and can help talk you through difficult times by offering advice or lending an ear for you to vent. Keeping contact with others will also allow you to voice any concerns you have and receive quality feedback.  Consider joining a small group of people with similar needs such as church group, support group, luncheon groups or activity based groups.

Practice Self-Care

Take time to do whatever has a positive impact on your emotional and mental health. Self-care is different for everyone and can be as simple as spending quiet time alone, watching a movie, or reading a book. If you have a lot of work to do, set aside a block of time in your day to ensure you’re taking care of your needs, too. Eat a healthy diet and avoid drugs and alcohol. Consider a new healthy activity such as skiing, fat bike riding, skating, hiking.  Educate your self by going to web sites or the library;  cdc.gov is a great starting place.

 

Patients First Medical Clinic in Anchorage, AK, has supported the local community for over 15 years. As a trusted medical clinic, they will help you cope in the wake of a disaster or emergency with counseling and Primary care. Their team treats patients of all ages, offering pediatric care, general wellness, flu shots, chronic disease care and behavioral health services. Call (907) 333-7425 (SICK) to schedule an appointment or fill out a patient form online.

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