What are traumatic events?
Any event that involves experiencing or witnessing actual or threatened serious injury or loss of life has the potential to be traumatic. Almost everyone who experiences trauma will be emotionally affected, and there are many different ways in which people will respond. While many people will recover with the help of family and friends, for some people the effects can be long-lasting and they may require additional support.
Traumatic events are often overwhelming as it is likely to be very different from anything you have gone through before.
In the days and weeks after a traumatic event, people often experience a range of strong feelings such as fear, sadness, guilt, anger, or grief. The stress caused by such events can impact all aspects of the persons life.
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