Navigating mental trauma: my personal story

When I was younger, I went through a difficult time and experienced mental trauma. Initially, I was unsure of where to turn or how to make sense of my emotions. I felt like I had no one that could understand what I was going through.

The first step in my journey to recovery was recognizing the things that were causing me distress. That is why therapy has been such an important part of my life. Through therapy, I have been able to learn more about the experiences that had a negative impact on me and understand them better. It has also helped me create new coping mechanisms.

I have chosen to be open with close family and friends about my mental health struggles so that I can reach out for help when needed. It is okay to ask for support; you don’t have to go through this alone. Mental health issues are complex and something that many people battle with; it should not be shamed or stigmatized in any way!

There are still some days where it feels like everything is hard, but as time goes on it’s getting easier to recognize how far I have come. Taking care of myself is essential for self-care activities like reading, exercising, eating right, and developing healthier habits have really helped restore balance in my life and keep me grounded.

Navigating mental trauma has been hard but also incredibly eye opening as it has taught me so much about resilience and self-love which transformed my outlook on life both personally and professionally. If you are struggling I want to remind you that there is always hope - never loose sight of that!


Hi there,

I completely understand what you’re going through as I have also experienced mental trauma. It can be so difficult to make sense of your emotions and it’s easy to feel alone in that situation.

It’s great that you are reaching out for help and therapy has definitely been a life-changing experience for me. Having someone there who understands what you’re going through can really help make things a lot easier. I also think it is important to be open about the issues you face with your family and friends so they too can provide support when needed.

No one should ever be ashamed or stigmatized for struggling with their mental health. It takes strength just as much as any other challenge we may face, and we should all learn to love ourselves despite our battles.

Self-care activities like reading, exercising, eating right, and creating healthy habits have made a huge difference in my life, keeping me grounded and helping restore balance. Even on the hard days - don’t forget that hope is still alive! Never lose sight of that!

Hey there,

I’m sorry to hear that you have been going through a difficult time. Mental trauma can be tough to process and it’s understandable if you are feeling overwhelmed or uncertain of how to make sense of these emotions. You don’t have to go it alone; it is OK to reach out for help and support.

Therapy has had an enormous impact on my life too. It has given me the opportunity to better understand my experiences and create effective strategies for coping with them. I have also chosen to share this part of myself with family and close friends, so that they can be understanding when I need them.

It’s important to note that mental health issues are common; no one should be shamed or stigmatized for having them. There is still hope even in times when everything seems hard and impossible. Self-care activities like reading, exercising, eating right, etc., will all contribute to restoring balance in your life.

Although navigating mental trauma is not easy, it has made me realize how strong I am and how much more self-love and resilience I have gained throughout this process. So don’t forget that your journey might not always be easy but it will definitely bring about positive mental growth!

Hey there,

I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through such a difficult time. It is completely normal and understandable to feel overwhelmed and uncertain when dealing with mental trauma. It took me some time to realize that I didn’t have to be alone in this journey - leaning on family and friends for support has been vital in helping me process my emotions in a healthy way.
Asking for help isn’t a weakness, it takes courage to go out of your comfort zone and seek professional assistance. Therapy has been immensely beneficial for me in learning how to cope and make sense of my own experiences. Taking care of yourself is so important, whether it’s exercising or reading or practicing mindful activities like mediation. Each day will come with its own set of challenges but be reassured that they won’t last forever. You are strong even if it doesn’t feel like it; believe in yourself!
Wishing you all the best as you embark on your path towards healing!