15 Things to Say to Someone With Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, any form of abuse, gaslighting, or natural disaster. Do you know someone who has difficulty in concentrating, experiences anger, irritability, frequent mood swings along with anxiety and fear? Do they often feel guilty about certain experiences in life, is withdrawing from others, feels sad, hopeless, or feels disconnected or numb? The person may have witnessed a traumatic event in their life. Here are a few ways to help them heal!

We also made a video on the signs you may have unhealed trauma: https://youtu.be/41-dra66Y0o

DISCLAIMER: The stats mentioned in the video may change over time. This is not professional advice, please seek out a professional if you need help. This video is created for educational purposes and awareness around different topics. Video may or may not be able to go fully in-depth in such a limited time.

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By Seth J. Gillihan Ph.D. (September 7, 2016) 21 Common Reactions to Trauma. Retrieved February 9, 2021, from https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/think-act-be/201609/21-common-reactions-trauma
By Eating Recovery Center (June 21, 2017) 25 Helpful Things to Say to a Loved One With PTSD. Retrieved February 9, 2021, from https://themighty.com/2017/06/what-to-say-loved-one-ptsd/
American Psychological Association, Retrieved February 9, 2021, from, https://www.apa.org/topics/trauma#:~:text=Trauma%20is%20an%20emotional%20response,symptoms%20like%20headaches%20or%20nausea.

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