Online Survival Links

Learn About Trauma. . .

The Internet contains a storehouse of resources about risk, and survival. The Web can also be helpful to those who have been through a life-threatening experience and are suffering emotional trauma as a result. Here are a few sites to help get you started on your surfing.

The Museum of the City of San Francisco has a site that presents survivor accounts of one of the world's most famous disasters - the sinking of the Titanic.

Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust author whose name has become synonymous with the word 'survivor,' is celebrated in Katharena Eiermann's 'The Realm of Existentialism' site.

David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages provides a detailed, award-winning look at the emotional trauma that can follow a traumatic experience or large-scale disaster. The site contains its own search engine, a varied collection of Web links, and even a tool to translate the site into several other languages.

The site for the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder contains a wealth of information about PTSD for those suffering the after-effects of a traumatic event, or for those interested in the psychological effects of a such an event.

If 48 Hours' account of United Flight 232's airborne disaster have made you nervous about flying, you get a more detailed statistical look at the dangers of commercial aviation at the National Transportation Safety Board's Web site. In addition, you can gauge the safety of America's railways, highways and other modes of transportation.

The Internet Disaster Information Network aspires to distribute the latest news on disaster situations. It contains a series of links broken down by category - from tornadoes to terrorism - and an archive of information on past disasters.

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