When someone is diagnosed with a physical illness, people are often happy to offer their support. However, those who suffer from trauma often have to deal with it on their own. This can prove to be very difficult for some people. In some cases, they can find it hard to get through the day. Anyone who has experienced trauma knows the long-term effects and struggles with it. This is why there is a real need for help. 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

When Trying Hard is Not Enough

A lot of people try very hard to cope with their trauma. However, their efforts might not make their day-to-day life any easier. Without the right support, the pain associated with trauma can be intolerable. This is where the support of their doctor, in family, friends, and mental health professionals in Barlby or wherever they live, can be essential.

Traumatic events can result in the survivors suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. Anyone who has experienced trauma can be vulnerable to mental health difficulties.

Support Matters 

One of the best things that people who have experienced trauma can do is to get support. This support should not be a temporary measure, it should last as long as it is needed. It’s essential that a trauma sufferer’s state of mind is regularly assessed so it can be seen if they are struggling. 

Signs of Trauma 

Below you can find some of the signs of trauma that indicate someone is struggling.

Someone may be struggling if they:

  • Feel trapped or like a burden to others
  • Feel like they have no purpose or are feeling 
  • Increase their alcohol or drug intake
  • Talk about harming or killing themselves or researching methods 
  • Are becoming isolated from other people 
  • Tend to skip their regular activities or have little interest in them 

  • Sleep less or more than usual
  • Start to give away their belongings
  • Express that they feel shameful or humiliated
  • Are more tired than usual 
  • Suddenly and unexpectedly show signs of improvement. This could indicate that they have decided to act on their suicidal thoughts

If you Suspect Someone is Struggling

If you think someone is struggling with PTSD, depression, anxiety, or anything else, please take their feelings seriously. Try to encourage them to see a mental health professional. Talk to them one-on-one, and ask if they are considering killing themselves. Remove anything that could cause them harm, and take them to the nearest hospital. Alternatively, you could call NHS 111 or 999 if you’re seriously concerned. 

 

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm, 365 days of the year.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk