Traumatic events are stored as powerful memories in our brain, and when those memories are activated, they have the power to affect our feelings and behavior, even years later. It’s not unusual to experience the following symptoms, especially during a heightened emotional time, like a one-year mark.
At the Orlando United Assistance Center, our top priority is our clients’ well-being. With one-year events approaching, we spoke with our Victim Advocates to learn about ways to handle the emotional stress of this type of event.
In the days leading up to the one-year mark of the Pulse tragedy, there are many people from around the region and world who want to remember the lives of those impacted with positivity and hope. The City of Orlando and Orange County Government, in collaboration with Pulse, have jointly designated June 12, 2017, as “Orlando United Day – A Day of Love and Kindness.