The official website of the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council

Coping with Traumatic Events

The Gulf Oil spill has created unexpected and troubling change in the natural order of things, such as the untimely death or injury of oil-covered wildlife and the impact on fishing communities and the environment. It is important to monitor your health and well-being now, and even months afterward. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration offers tips for dealing with the gulf oil spill for parents, teachers and emergency response workers.