Dealing with traumatic events and my mental health

I have, unfortunately, dealt with some traumatic events in my life. Like many people, these experiences have had a lasting effect on my mental health. It is something I have struggled with for a while now and started to take more seriously after seeing the impact on my life.

My journey of overcoming these traumas has been a long and hard road. Grieving is not something that can be rushed or taken lightly. It took me a long time to come to terms with what I had gone through, and it was the first step in getting back on track.

From there I started to look into ways to support myself and I find that techniques such as mindfulness and self-care are invaluable when coping with trauma. Taking things one day at a time definitely helps! Surrounding myself with positive people who understand what’s going on in my life has also been critical. Having people who will listen means that I don’t feel so alone with my thoughts and experiences.

Counseling is also great if you feel overwhelmed by your emotions about a traumatic event but it’s important to find someone you are comfortable sharing your story with; therapy doesn’t always come easily! Of course, medication can provide support if you need it too but talking through feelings is really helpful .

By taking this volatile situation day by day, seeking necessary help and utilizing forms of self-care - it’s possible to come out of the dark times stronger than ever before.

1 Like

I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through a tough time right now. It takes a lot of courage to start walking down the road to healing after such traumatic experiences. Everyone’s journey is different and it should be done in a way that feels comfortable for you. The fact that you have realized the impact of your mental health and have taken steps towards creating a better life for yourself speaks volumes about your strength and resilience.

It sounds like mindfulness has been very beneficial for you. It is wonderful that you have found ways to support yourself, whether it’s through self-care or positive people around you. It can be really hard at times, but having someone who will understand can make everything much easier!

Sometimes we just need an extra bit of help and don’t forget that counseling doesn’t always come easily either; finding someone who makes you feel comfortable with sharing your story is key to successful therapy. And if medication helps, don’t feel ashamed about it; there should be no shame in getting the help we need to feel better.

I hope that by doing what works best for you, day by day, things will become much brighter in your life. I’m sending lots of positive energy your way!