Earthquakes. Wildfires. Mass shootings. Bombings. Terrorism.

There’s a lot of bad news in the world today, and whether we’re directly affected or not, it sometimes may be causing us mental and emotional trauma, says UCI psychologist E. Alison Holman, PhD.

That trauma may lead to symptoms of acute stress, which could result in serious health problems later.

Holman, an associate professor at the UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, has studied disasters of all kinds for nearly three decades, exploring their impact on individuals, surrounding communities and society as a whole.

To learn more about the impact of disaster on health and tips on how to protect yourself, visit: http://www.ucihealth.org/blog/2019/11/mental-health-media.