Has anyone else gone through a major catastrophic event such as a hurricane, flood, tornado, wildfire, etc? How did you manage your anxiety?
I went through Harvey and at one point was evacuating people and their possessions while wading through chest deep water. My town I live in was seriously affected and still is - entire neighborhoods were up to their roofs in water. I was one of the lucky ones, my home wasn't affected, but the neighborhood literally across the highway from me was inundated. My neighborhood is on a hill of sorts, and was totally surrounded by water for 3 days - no way in or out. We never lost power or water, thankfully. I watched people I've known my whole life lose everything. It's strange to lay in your bed at night and hear airboats passing by, and military planes/helicopters performing rescues all around you.
I'm honestly not sure how I kept my anxiety in check and didn't have the mother of all panic attacks during this mess. I think it was because I was too busy keeping everyone else calm.