Coping with Traumatic Death

you choose to cope with their death, and how you choose to live the rest of your life.


For some, enduring trauma ignites a spark of activity to right some of the wrongs involved in a sudden violent death. Most victims/survivors want to prevent it for others. Thousands of men, women and teenagers have joined Mothers Against Drunk Driving, MADD to make a difference in their communities. Whether helping those impacted by a crash cope emotionally, educating others about the dangers of substance impaired driving, or working to prevent substance impaired driving crashes by strengthening laws in your state, you can make an impact. Some people find it helps them enormously to work to end substance impaired driving and victimization. It can feel as though it is the one activity that might bring something constructive out of their loss. To reach out to

talk with someone about what you are going through, to find resources or to get involved, you can call the MADD Victim Services Help Line at

Bring something good from tragedy.

1-877-MADD-HELP or 1-877-623-3435 to be connected to a MADD Victim Specialist who will be ready and willing to listen and help. You are not alone.

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