Stress Reactions to Crisis

An Emotional Response

People who are victims of crime have experienced a crisis. For some people this can cause strong emotional reactions. Some people report almost no reaction to being a victim of crime while others report a variety of physical, emotional, and social responses. These may appear a few hours or even days after the event. A crime victim may experience feelings unlike anything they have felt before. It is important to remember that these reactions are normal reactions to an abnormal event.
View our Stress Reactions to Crisis Guide Sheet to learn about:

  • Things you can do to take care of yourself after a crisis has occurred
  • What possible reactions to crisis can look like
  • What you can do if a loved one has been a victim of a crisis

Contact Us
Contact the Shelby County  Crime Victims' Center at (901) 222-3950 to learn more about what resources are available to you following a crisis.