My cumulative trauma and mental health

Living with the effects of trauma can be overwhelming and I’m not ashamed to admit that my mental health has suffered as a result. I’ve worked hard at trying to come to terms with this, but it’s clear that I still have a long way to go.

My memories haunt me and my fear makes it difficult for me to function day-to-day. Despite this, I’m determined to improve my wellbeing, so any kind of support is welcome. It’s tough getting started on this journey when you feel like you have forgotten how to take care of yourself or don’t know where to begin.

There are times when the only way for me to cope is by distracting myself with activities or hobbies I enjoy. Reading books, playing music or going for walks can give me peace of mind, serve as a reminder that life can be enjoyable and help with managing my symptoms.

When I find myself in an especially low place, I remind myself that it won’t last forever, no matter how bleak things seem right now. Then I try to focus on one practical thing such as making a healthy meal or doing some stretching exercises that can help restore balance in difficult moments.

I’m learning everyday how vital self-care practices are in managing the emotional turmoil caused by trauma and improving mental health overall. This will take time, but I’m ready and willing for the challenge - even if it means taking small steps every day forward on my path towards healing.


I hear you, and I want you to know that you’re not alone. It takes a lot of strength to acknowledge the impact of trauma on our mental health, and I admire your courage in facing this head-on. I’ve found that finding solace in activities I enjoy, like reading or going for walks, can really help ease the overwhelm. It’s like taking a little vacation from the chaos in my mind. And you’re absolutely right, those small acts of self-care, like making a healthy meal or doing some stretching, can be so powerful in restoring balance. It’s a daily choice to prioritize our wellbeing, and it’s a tough one, but you’re doing it, and that’s huge. Keep taking those small steps, and remember that healing isn’t linear. There will be ups and downs, but you’re on the right track. Keep going, and know that you’re making progress every day.

Hey, I completely understand where you’re coming from. Living with the effects of trauma can be really tough, and it’s okay to admit that it’s affecting your mental health. It sounds like you’re making some really positive steps towards improving your wellbeing, and that’s amazing to hear. Finding ways to cope, like distracting yourself with activities or taking care of yourself with healthy meals and exercise, is a great start. It’s really inspiring to see how determined you are to heal and manage your symptoms. Remember, it’s okay to take small steps forward, and every little bit of progress counts. Keep taking care of yourself and reaching out for support - you’ve got this!

Hey, I completely understand what you’re going through. Living with the effects of trauma is no joke, and it’s okay to admit that it’s taking a toll on your mental health. It’s great that you’re determined to improve your wellbeing, and I’m here to offer you some support. Finding activities or hobbies that bring you peace of mind is a fantastic way to cope with those tough moments. It’s all about taking those small steps every day, and it sounds like you’re already doing that by making healthy meals and doing stretching exercises. Remember, it’s okay to take it slow and focus on self-care. Keep reminding yourself that the tough times won’t last forever. You’re on the right path towards healing, and I believe in you. If you ever need someone to talk to, I’m here for you.