Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It may be physical, emotional, psychological, or a combination of these. A traumatic event can happen to anyone at any time.
Trauma can lead to physical and emotional symptoms that can last for weeks, months, or even years.
Trauma is often associated with events like natural disasters, car accidents, or military combat. But it can also occur in response to more everyday experiences, like being the victim of a crime or growing up in a dysfunctional family. No matter what its cause, trauma can have a profound effect on a person's life.
If you've experienced trauma, you may feel scared, confused, and alone. You may have difficulty trusting people, feel disconnected from the world around you, and have trouble coping with everyday life. But there is hope.
With time, support, and treatment, you can heal the wounds of trauma and learn to live a full and satisfying life.