Could you be experiencing trauma?
Signs you may be experiencing trauma
The following information may be triggering if you have experienced trauma. If you need to reach out, there are people you can talk to. Visit: mind.org.uk/trauma
Going through very stressful, frightening, or distressing events is sometimes called trauma.
Everyone has a different reaction to trauma, so you might notice the effects quickly, or a long time afterwards.
“I wish there was more awareness of trauma and the way it affects a person’s thought process and behaviour.”
There are a lot of different ways trauma effects people. Some of the effects could include…
Panic attacks are a type of fear response. They are an exaggeration of your body’s response to danger, stress or excitement.
When you relive aspects of a traumatic event or feel as if it’s happening now. This can happen whether or not you remember specific details of it.
One way your mind copes with overwhelming stress. You might feel numb, spaced out, detached from your body or as though the world around you is unreal.
If you’re finding it hard to fall or stay asleep, feeling unsafe at night, anxious or afraid of having nightmares.
If you think you might be experiencing these problems or others due to trauma, you can find more information or support on the national Mind website.
Author: Stewart Gillespie
Posted on: 8th June 2022