Some stories pose a risk to your physical or mental health. But it’s not only reporting from a war zone that can expose individuals to trauma or injury. Covering a distressing court case, road accident or natural disaster may have an impact on mental health, while injuries can occur at any time. This section of the College of Journalism website offers advice on managing post-traumatic stress and first aid techniques.

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