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.