War and terrorism destroy safe environments essential for healthy development, creating helplessness and despair. The media can contribute to this process by broadcasting graphic images and descriptions that unsettle and instill fear. The traumas of war and terrorism include torture, combat and child soldiering. Because the response to trauma is more serious when caused by human beings, these events can be especially damaging. Reactions to disasters related to terrorism have been found to be even worse than reactions to natural disasters. Healing is necessary after traumatic events and community members reaching out to survivors can be healing. The incidence of mental health disorders and of suicide among survivors of combat, affects these family members as well, causing stress and even at times leading to secondary trauma. The effects of war and terrorism take their toll on both individual survivors and society as a whole. This impacts many areas that include individual and societal well-being as well as finances.