Equifax recently revealed more than 140 million people had their personal data compromised. That’s about one out of every two Americans.
In addition to taking appropriate legal and digital security steps, it’s important to take care of yourself from a psychological standpoint. You’ve been violated and it’s normal to have feelings.
To move forward, you must recognize this is a trauma. Despite everything, you are still you. Remain centered, or the criminals will win. Like any other violation, you can get through this, so reach out for assistance if you need to, just as you would with any other trauma.
– Carol Calkins, LCSW, Calkins Therapy for Change