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Traditional therapy is not how some Thomas fire survivors are dealing with trauma

Jake Colborn, from left, Jessica Colborn, and Lorrie Colborn, who lost their home during the Thomas Fire, stand on their property in Upper Ojai.
Jake Colborn, from left, Jessica Colborn, and Lorrie Colborn, who lost their home during the Thomas Fire, stand on their property in Upper Ojai.
Kyle Grillot

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People affected by California's destructive and dangerous wildfires could face long-lasting psychological harm, like post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. However some wildfire victims, especially those who live in rural areas, find it hard to reach out for, or accept, mental health care.

There is one group of people in rural Upper Ojai whose lives were altered by last year's massive Thomas Fire who are are working together to heal and move on from their losses.