Reach those who need help coping with tragic events.
School shootings, terrorist attacks and other acts of violence are tragic events often with significant mental health consequences for those involved. Survivors often need support to varying degrees and at different times. Reaching people where they are at and when they are ready can significantly improve outcomes for those who need help.
Ensure all survivors receive care, regardless of their geographic location or financial situation.
The Survivor Toolkit is an online, anonymous support system that helps people cope with the psychological effects of witnessing an act of violence. It empowers survivors to guide their own recovery by assessing how well they’re coping, providing a personalized program of support, and offering feedback on their progress. The program is perfect for use as part of a community response to complement in-person therapy and, since it’s web-based, it’s available 24/7 (1)—whenever and wherever it’s needed.
BlueSun founders are nationally renowned scholars in the field of traumatic stress. Each BlueSun program has a solid foundation in social cognitive theory and cognitive behavioral therapy. The programs employ the same techniques used by trained trauma counselors, making them great resources for use on their own or alongside in-person therapy.
All BlueSun programs are backed by rigorous clinical trials and user assessments. Early peer-reviewed research indicates improved psychological functioning after use of BlueSun programs, with a noted improvement in stress-related symptoms. Preliminary analyses suggest that BlueSun products decrease worry, stress, and depression and may increase perceptions of social support. (2)
Deliver personalized solutions for victims. Achieve comprehensive improvements in six key areas of mental health.
Build a personalized social support map and develop a plan to connect with the right people.
Learn to recognize helpful thinking versus thought patterns that negatively affect mood, emotions, and interactions with others.
Minimize physical symptoms such as muscle tension, rapid heartbeat, and excess sweating by learning simple relaxation and calming techniques.
Recognize and avoid coping behaviors that threaten recovery, such as physical and emotional isolation, excessive anger, and self-medication through drugs or alcohol.
Identify the sounds, smells, or sights that trigger a negative physical or emotional reaction and learn practical ways to manage those responses.
Understand when to seek professional help and learn how to approach a therapist for support.
Help more people along their journey toward a healthier, happier future.
Provide care for all, with programs in multiple languages and culturally sensitive customization available.
Receive training from BlueSun trauma experts before implementation.
- Internet access required
- When compared to usual care. Hurricane Ike trial, 2008