Mental trauma, also known as psychological trauma, refers to the emotional response to a distressing event that overwhelms a person’s coping abilities. It can result from various experiences, such as accidents, violence, abuse, or loss of a loved one.
To address mental trauma, it is important to seek support from a mental health professional who can provide guidance and treatment. Additionally, here are some general strategies:
Pursue help: Reach out to friends, family, or support groups for emotional support. Consult a trauma specialist who can offer appropriate therapy.
Practice self-soothing: Engage in activities that promote well-being, like exercise, sleep, a balanced diet, and enjoyable hobbies.Engage in relaxation methods like deep breathing, meditation, or mindfulness as a way to practice calmness and stress reduction.
Acquire knowledge- Learn about trauma to understand your experiences better. This knowledge can help you make sense of your emotions and identify treatment options.
Establish a network of people who are understanding and supportive to create a strong support system. Join support groups or connect with others who have undergone similar traumas for validation and a sense of belonging.
According to Dr. Himanshu Nirvan, MBBS, MD(Psychiatry), HOD, Department of Psychiatry
Healing from mental trauma takes time, and each person’s journey is unique. Be patient and compassionate with yourself as you navigate the healing process. With proper support, therapy, and self-care, individuals can recover and find growth after mental trauma. Stop comparing yourself with other people as you are unique and it’s important to respect yourself to be confident.