Emotional Responses to a House Fire

If you’ve experienced a house fire in Ann Arbor or any of the surrounding communities, one of your first priorities will be to get in touch with a fire remediation specialist who can help you and your family get back on track – and then to take care of yourself and your family.

According to the American Red Cross, the emotional responses a family can feel after a fire (or any other disaster, for that matter) can be significant… and you should recognize them and, if necessary, get help.

Emotional Responses to a House Fire

The American Red Cross says common emotional responses to a house fire include:

  • Feeling physically and mentally drained
  • Having difficulty making decisions or staying focused on topics
  • Becoming easily frustrated on a more frequent basis
  • Arguing more with family and friends
  • Feeling tired, sad, numb, lonely or worried
  • Experiencing changes in appetite or sleep patterns

Many of these reactions are temporary and will subside over time – but if they persist or become more severe, it may be time to talk to a professional.

It’s especially important to keep an eye on your kids, who can react differently than adults. A child’s ability to cope is directly related to how parents and caregivers deal with the situation, and they look to you – the adults – for guidance. It’s important that you cope successfully, too, both for you and your children.

You may find the American Psychological Association’s brochure, The Road to Resilience, a helpful resource for you and your family.

Do You Need to Talk to a Fire Restoration Specialist?

If you need to talk to a fire restoration specialist, we can help. We provide fire, smoke and soot restoration services, as well as water damage restoration services in Ann Arbor and all the surrounding communities that can help you and your family get back on track.

Call us at 734-352-9183 or get in touch with us online today.