Maui Wildfire Well-being Recovery Offering
You Are Not Alone.
The devastation of losing one’s home, job, business, and community to a wildfire is immeasurable. Beyond the tangible loss, the emotional toll it takes can be overwhelming and can manifest in a multitude of ways.
Remember that others have been through similar events and re-found peace.
Emotions You Might Feel:
Shock & Disbelief:
Initially, it might be hard to accept the reality of the situation. It’s common to feel numb or disconnected.
Grief & Sadness:
You’re mourning the loss of your safe space, memories, and possibly a sense of community. It’s okay to grieve.
Anxiety & Uncertainty:
Concerns about the future, the safety of loved ones, or the rebuilding process can be daunting.
Anger & Frustration:
Why did this happen? Feeling angry is natural and valid.
Sometimes, survivors question if they could’ve done something differently. Remember, natural disasters are beyond our control.
Steps to Emotional Recovery
Connect with Loved Ones:
Stay close to family and friends. Sharing emotions and seeking comfort is crucial.
Try to maintain some semblance of a daily routine, even if it’s small, like a morning walk.
Document Your Feelings:
Writing down your emotions can be therapeutic and help in processing.
Join Support Groups:
Connect with others who’ve experienced similar trauma. Shared stories can be healing.
Talk to a LifeGuide for help in rebuilding your life and sense of safety
Our Disaster Relief Guides have walked in shoes like yours so they already have:
- a unique empathy for what you are going through, and
- practical tips that come from having survived a natural disaster and come to the other side.
The service is free for six months. There is no commitment.
It is a gift from LifeGuides to the people who have been traumatized by the Maui wildfires.
The journey to recovery is different for everyone. Take it one day at a time. We are here for you every step of the way.
With time, resilience, and support, you will find your way through.