Types of Mental Health Trauma
Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can have lasting effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. It can result from a wide range of situations, and individuals may react to trauma differently. These are some common types of trauma that Shauna has experience in treating:
- Emotional or Psychological Trauma: Emotional trauma often results from distressing life events such as abuse, neglect, or witnessing violence. These experiences can lead to conditions like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or anxiety.
- Childhood Trauma: Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can have long-lasting effects on mental health. These may include neglect, physical or emotional abuse, or parental substance abuse. Childhood trauma can contribute to a range of mental health issues in adulthood.
- Natural Disasters: Trauma can also result from natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, or floods. Survivors may develop symptoms of acute stress or PTSD.
- Accidents and Near-Death Experiences: Surviving a near-death experience or a serious accident can lead to trauma. Individuals may experience flashbacks, anxiety, or depression.
- Loss and Grief: The death of a loved one or significant life losses can be traumatic. Grief can manifest in many ways, and it’s essential to seek support during this challenging time.
- Cultural and Collective Trauma: Events like wars, genocide, or mass disasters can impact entire communities or cultures, leading to collective trauma. While it is important to acknowledge and address this type of trauma on a societal level, I will help you unpack the effects of this complex trauma type on your life.
If you or someone you know is struggling with trauma, seeking help is essential. Remember that healing is a journey, and there is hope for a brighter future. You don’t have to go through it alone; reach out and ask a question or make an appointment. Shauna will walk the healing road with you.