Disasters can be destructive and overwhelming when they catch you off guard. The exposure to traumatic events may bring about distress and even emotional problems such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. To prevent these problems from developing or worsening, you may consider different kinds of community services, including psychological & psychiatric services, substance abuse treatment, suicide prevention, support for the bereaved, services for family, and religious services. These services may help you cope with your problems and give you support.