How to support a person with “survivor” syndrome?

Опубліковано 21 August 2023 року, о 14:53

The tips were prepared as part of the “How are you?” project on the initiative of First Lady Olena Zelenska.


When a person loses someone close to them, finds themselves in a life-threatening situation, or witnesses the death of others, they may develop survivor syndrome. She devalues her own negative experience, feeling shame and guilt because she believes she didn’t try hard enough to save someone’s life.

Survivor Syndrome can be part of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), but it is much more often caused by stress and deep emotions.


The most effective help is taking care of your loved ones and taking care of yourself:


– Simple words of support;

– Adherence to daily routines;

– Performing daily activities;

– Self-help techniques.


Read more about the tips here.