Coming to Terms with Trauma
Trauma can result from any terrible, stressful event involving a threat to your safety. It often triggers an emotional response and can take the form of either emotional, psychological, or physical. Denial after the traumatic event is common, which is why many people may be dealing with deep-rooted feelings that they don’t personally consider “trauma.” While these feelings are normal after a difficult experience, it is sometimes very difficult for people to overcome the strain and move on with their lives. It is okay to ask for help. You deserve to live a life free from the constant stress of your trauma. Our caring staff at Beachside Rehab is here to help anyone in Florida who is struggling to go about life with their trauma.
How Does Trauma Present Itself?
Trauma can result from anything that leaves you feeling overwhelmed, unsafe, frightened, or helpless. It could be from any one-time event or ongoing source of stress, even if it is something commonly experienced. No matter what led to your trauma, you are completely valid in the way you responded and shouldn’t feel ashamed for asking for help. Longer term effects of trauma can stick around for years if not addressed. Some of the many ways trauma may impact in your life include the following symptoms:
- Denial, shock, or disbelief
- Irritability, anger, or mood swings
- Anxiety or fear
- Guilt or shame
- Sadness or hopelessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Insomnia or nightmares
- Muscle tension, aches, or pains
- Heart palpitations
Recovery and Healthy Coping
Time doesn’t necessarily heal all wounds completely. Though your pain gradually fades over time, you may still feel the effects return long after the event. If your trauma response seems like it has gotten worse over time or you feel unable to move on, there are support systems available. Beachside Rehab can be a safe space for you to open up. Our inpatient treatment programs offer valuable resources and 24/7 support from mental health professionals. We’re here to help you find healthy coping skills and discover a life free from the constant stress of your trauma.
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