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PTSD & Trauma Help Guide
The emotional aftermath of traumatic events can be every bit as devastating as any physical damage. Whether trauma stems from a personal tragedy, a natural disaster, or other overwhelming life experiences, it can shatter our sense of security, making us feel vulnerable, helpless, and even numb.
There is no right or wrong way to feel after traumatic events. But there are many strategies that can help you work through feelings of pain, fear, and grief and regain your emotional equilibrium. Whether the traumatic event happened years ago or yesterday, you can heal and move on.
Following traumatic experiences, you can close down emotionally, or become "stuck,” unable to move on from the event. Helpguide's free Bring Your Life Into Balance toolkit teaches skills for learning to effectively manage overwhelming stress and reconnect to your emotions so you can move on.