We’re now more than six months past the tornado that hit Eldon and Jefferson City, and while the lives of many of those impacted may be getting back to normal, for others, they may just be learning of long-term effects.
That’s Gena Terlizzi, Executive Director of the National Alliance for Mental Illness in Missouri. She says some reactions are normal in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, including anxiety, fear, and nightmares. But they shouldn’t be long-term.
If you think your children may be showing signs of long-term impacts from the tornado, contact NAMI Missouri at 573-634-7727.