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Sis, Do you have suffer with Trauma. Mental Health Check in!

Sis, Do you have psychological Trauma? Mental Health Check In. Let’s have a Mental Health Check in. How do you heal from trauma? or from toxic relationships? or from losing your child? How do you know if this has caused some psychological trauma?

Trauma is defined in google as The response to a deeply distressing or disturbing event that overwhelms an individual’s ability to cope. It causes feelings of helplessness and diminishes their sense of self. It hinders their ability to feel the full range of emotions and experiences.

Many of us think we can heal from trauma overnight. Some believe within a few days, weeks, or months. We simply can not! The truth is we can move on gracefully. We can find enough love for ourselves to simply push forward. Trauma can last a lifetime buried under toxic behaviours and the brains protection.

Our brains are so powerful, that it will suppress trauma during childhood so that you can function in life. This ability to suppress our trauma is not always healthy. In many instances it can show up in other areas of our lives.

What is Trauma?

First let’s be clear that I am speaking on psychological trauma. There are many different types of trauma. Many that attribute to Mental Health wellness. For this article let’s speak on this. Psychological trauma is damage to the mind that occurs as a result of a distressing event. Trauma is often the result of an overwhelming amount of stress. It exceeds one’s ability to cope, or integrate the emotions involved with that experience.

What are the different types of trauma?

There are three different types of trauma acute trauma, chronic trauma, and complex trauma. Acute trauma is a single stressful or dangerous event. Chronic trauma is repeated or prolonged exposure to highly stressful events. Complex trauma is multiple traumatic events.

What can cause trauma?

It can be caused by an overwhelmingly event. It can cause a lasting impact on someone’s mental and emotional stability. There are many reasons and circumstances surrounding the reasons for why someone would experience trauma. Some of our trauma stem from childhood, others from lost and abuse. Someone can experience trauma in a number of different ways.

How does trauma affect your behaviour?

Behavioural patterns are deeply affected by the impact of trauma.

  • Losing a loved one
  • losing multiple love ones
  • Domestic violence
  • Experiencing sexual, verbal, physical or emotional abuse
  • Severe illness or injury
  • Natural disasters
  • Witnessing an act of violence
  • Trauma is also an event someone may experience as traumatic

Many people cope with trauma and mental health issues differently. These reactions to trauma can appear in your life in different ways. Some may experience a range of emotions.

  • anger
  • confusion
  • sadness
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • numbness
  • lack of confidence
  • self worth
  • exhaustion
  • agitation
  • the need to isolate.

It is normal for people to deal with Trauma in there own way. What may seem unusual to others, might be a normal response to that person.

Overcoming Trauma

If you are unable to cope, through self help books, articles, talking to family and friends. It is always wise to seek a therapist. There are also many online versions that are helpful. A quick google search is helpful!

Many cities have implement city wide numbers you can call such as 311. They provide services to residents of the city. They have a wealth of information at their finger tips to provide you with. Simply dial 311 from your phone, not every city may have this service.

Here are a few resources that may help someone finding it hard to cope. Toronto, Ontario, Canada :

  • CAMH: Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph and Wolf Lebovic Health Complex, 600 University Avenue, 9th floor, Toronto, ON   M5G 1X5. Phone: 416-586-4800 ext. 4568, Fax: 416-586-8654

This link provides a list of contacts for Men, women and children who need help dealing with trauma.

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