Get the 411 on Trauma
Author: Shannon Miller
As part of our series on Women’s Self Defense, it’s important to include information on ways to get help should you become a victim.
You don’t have to be physically assaulted to need help after a traumatic event. The invasion of privacy you feel from a break in, even when you are not home can be debilitating. Below we point out symptoms to watch for and ways you can get help. If you or someone you know has these symptoms or is a victim contact a physician trained in trauma to get help.
Women are often times hesitant to seek help after a traumatic event; however, they tend to be at greater risk for negative consequences. They may wait years to get help or may not seek help at all.
Symptoms of Trauma:
- Suicidal behavior or thoughts
- Withdrawing from others
Physical Symptoms of Trauma:
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Being on Edge
- Racing Heartbeat
- Aches and Pains
Recovering from a traumatic event takes time, and everyone heals at their own pace.