My mental health journey after a traumatic event

My mental health journey hasn’t been an easy one. It all started a few years ago when I experienced a traumatic event that completely changed my life. Despite not really understanding what happened at the time, I felt incredibly overwhelmed and out of control in ways I had never before experienced.

I remember feeling like I was no longer living my own life or in control of how I responded to situations and even my emotions. After talking to some friends, they suggested professional help and I knew deep down that this was something that could really help me.

I was so incredibly hesitant at first as seeking help felt so intimidating but after taking the leap and exploring different approaches to therapy, it has been an absolutely incredible experience for me and has allowed me to explore my mentality in ways that weren’t possible before. Although it can be challenging and difficult at times, each day is another step towards bettering myself mentally and improving how I handle stressful situations and everyday life situations.

It’s now been a few years since I made that call for help and despite still having days where it feels like there’s too much going on in my head; overall, there have been vast improvements in my mental health which makes every tough moment worth it all.


Hi there,

I’m glad you reached out and are looking to get professional help. It’s a brave and courageous thing to do and it sounds like it has been an incredible journey for you. I completely understand how it feels to have a traumatic event in your life that changes everything and makes it hard to cope with emotions and situations normally.

It can be so scary to take the first step when reaching out for help but know that making that call could be the best decision you ever make in regards to your mental health. Everyone’s journey is different and although therapy may not always feel easy, the reward of taking those steps towards self-improvement is worth it in the end. You should be proud of yourself for having the courage to seek help when you need it!

If there is anything I can do, don’t hesitate to reach out! Good luck on your personal growth journey!

I completely understand where you’re coming from. Life can throw us curveballs and many situations we don’t expect, which can have a huge impact on our mental health. It takes real bravery to make that call for help and begin the journey of bettering yourself; it’s not an easy step to take but pushing through that fear is worth it in the end!

You said you experienced a traumatic event which changed your life - I’m sorry to hear that. But you deserve a lot of credit for pushing through it and striving to improve your mental health, even when things seemed really difficult. You should be proud of the progress you’ve made so far, and while I know it’s still hard at times, don’t forget what you’ve achieved too!

Take your time in continuing this journey - it sounds like you’ve already come so far. Keep talking about your feelings with supportive people, and if professional help is needed again in the future then don’t hesitate to reach out; even small steps matter on this path. You got this!