If you are under 18 years old
This section is for young people under the age of 18. The information is intended for those who have personally experienced a terrorist crime as well as for those who have a family member or friend who have experienced it. The text is also intended for anyone who has learned about the incident on the news or via other media, and who may have questions.
Anyone who has experienced a frightening and menacing event may be in need of support. But other people too, who just hear about the incident, may be affected by it and need to talk about it.
Getting support in dealing with thoughts, emotions and reactions after a serious incident can help you feel better. The incident way also weigh on you less if you share it with someone.
Every person reacts differently! It’s OK to be sad, angry, frightened, or not to have the energy to do as much as you would otherwise. It’s not strange if things feel different, if your body aches or if you feel anxious.
If you want to learn more about what you can do to look after yourself and begin to feel better, or if you want to read about how other young people and children have felt, you can read the brochures Till barn som varit med om en otäck händelse (For children who have experienced a horrible event) and Till ungdomar som varit med om en allvarlig händelse (For young people who have experienced a serious incident). Both have been produced by the Regional Knowledge Centre for Crisis and Disaster Psychology at Region Stockholm, and are in Swedish.
You can also contact Barnens rätt i samhället, Bris, via email or webchat, or by calling 116 111.
Bris also has a website for people under 18, which has a section about experiencing something frightening.
I want to know
The Swedish Crime Victim Authority’s website I want to know has important information for children and young people who have been subjected to crime. You can read about your rights, how you may feel after having experienced a crime, and where you can get help. The information is available in different languages.