WHAT IS


TRAUMA?

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About You...

Do you ever feel...

Depressed?
Numb?
Guilty?
Hopeless?
Sad?
Irritable?
Angry?
Shame?
Confused?
Anxious?
Denial?

These are all emotional and psychological responses
that a person who has experienced trauma may present.

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Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) are negative experiences that happen during childhood:

Did your parents serration?

Were you abused or neglected? Emotionally? Physically?

Did you lose a parent?

Did you witness substance misuse or violence?

Have you been exposed to violence and/or difficulties during childhood:

School

Home

Neighbourhood

Work

Have you:

Experienced behavioural, psychological and/or physical problems

Underachieved

Turned to alcohol and substance misuse

Committed an offence(s)

Have you learnt to respond to conflict:

With aggression

Becoming numb

Not recognising pain of others

By avoiding people and the world around you

Do you experience:

Unwanted thoughts, images and/or flashbacks

Have difficulties forming and maintaining relationships

Where symptoms of trauma persist or worsen some people may develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Risk factors for developing PTSD include:

Trauma

Physical pain/Injury

Lack of support network after trauma

Dealing with other life difficulties

Previous anxiety or depression

If this sounds like you, you could be suffering from a type of trauma. 
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