Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the possible responses to a distressing event.
It is possible to recover from trauma.
After being involved in an accident, you may go through a range of different emotions.
If you or someone you care about are finding it hard to manage your reactions after a distressing event, these ideas for adults and children may help.
People who have lived through a single incident trauma, or a series of traumatic events (complex trauma), may have reactions afterwards.
When you are a victim of crime you can be affected in many different ways. Emotions such as anger or fear, are common.
How can trauma, caused by adverse childhood experiences, such as sexual, physical, emotional abuse, neglect or witnessing domestic violence, impact development?
Childhood abuse is traumatic. A traumatised child is likely to be frightened, anxious, distressed, distrustful, and angry. They need a lot of good support.
In your workplace, people may be affected by traumatic situations.
Witnessing or hearing about a distressing event and someone else's traumatic experience can lead to what is called "Vicarious Trauma".