As these events are often unpredictable, large in scale and complicated by rapid changes, the impact is greater than when dealing with a single, time-limited incident. Individuals and families will be more affected than others, and intense reactions may be a common typical response. An individual’s reactions will also be influenced by the degree to which personal safety and security have been affected.
Disasters also have a tendency to bring communities closer together. At this time, people will value the support of their neighbours, co-workers and emergency personnel. For those individuals experiencing intense reactions, the following information may help you better understand and cope with the current crisis.

On behalf of your Nova Scotia Lawyers Assistance Program (NSLAP) provider, Homewood HealthTM is pleased to provide the following newsletter: “Experiencing a Community-Based Natural Disaster

If you have wellness questions, or are looking for wellness information, visit the NSLAP website at For more information and support, along with resources and counselling on experiencing a community-based natural disaster, register with Homewood Health™ Please note that NSLAP is your “company” name when you register, and your Invitation Code is NSB931

Call in confidence, 24 hours a day: 1 866 299 1299 (within Nova Scotia) | (See the website for details about calling from outside Nova Scotia) | 1 866 398 9505 (en français) | 1 888 384 1152 (TTY).