Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.
Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.
The key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.
RECOVERY AHEAD FOR KIDNAPPED VICTIMS
Freedom almost always brings a sense of elation and relief. However, adjusting back to the real world after being kidnap can be just as difficult as abruptly leaving it. Upon release, many kidnapped survivors are faced with transitioning from conditions of isolation and helplessness to sensory overload and freedom. This transition often results in significant adjustment difficulties.
Kidnapped survivors can experience stress reactions. Typical reactions occur in:
Such reactions to an extremely stressful event are understandable and normal. These are typical responses and generally decrease after a period of time. It is common for people's reactions to vary from one individual to another.
When kidnap victims are released, it is essential for them to:
Family and friends can support survivors by listening, being patient and focusing on their freedom instead of engaging in negative talk about the captors.
It is important to realize that families and friends of kidnap victims are confronted with numerous issues in coping with fears and uncertainties as well and may also need support in dealing with their own emotional reactions.
Recovery and the future
Released kidnap victims need time to recover from the physical, mental and emotional difficulties they faced. However, it is important to keep in mind that human beings are highly resilient and can persevere in spite of tragedy. Research shows that positive growth and resilience can occur following trauma.
If there are chronic indications of stress, continued feelings of numbness, disturbed sleep, as well as other signs, the kidnap victim might want to consider seeking help from a licensed mental health professional.