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Topic - Melissa Bermudez
Next steps are commonly getting back into basic self-care — brushing one's teeth, for instance — eating a good meal, reconnecting with loved ones, and re-establishing a sense of safety and stability, Ms. Bermudez said.
"Then they can really start working towards [addressing] the more complex parts of the trauma," she said, noting that it's not uncommon for certain sounds, smells and lighting in a room to trigger unpleasant memories.