When Big Things Happen - Natural Disasters
Talking to someone
What do you do when you are feeling something? Do you keep it to yourself or tell someone? If you need to let it out, it might be useful to think about a safe person you can talk to or show your writing and drawings about the natural disaster to. Can you think of someone?
After a natural disaster, some kids are worried that the adults around them (who they would normally talk to) are busy, sad or worried themselves, so they don't want to bother them with how they are feeling. But if you don't talk when you need to, your feelings might come out in other ways. For example, you might get angry or be naughty or do things that you normally wouldn't do - which in the long run, makes it harder for everyone.
So if the people you would normally talk to don't have time to listen, it's probably a good idea to think of someone else who you feel safe talking to. If you need someone to talk to, you can call Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or use our web or email counselling.