You recently experienced a traumatic event?
In the first few weeks after a traumatic event, it’s very common to have bad memories, to avoid reminders of the event (e.g. places, people, etc.), and/ or to be more anxious and nervous.
Such reactions are normal and nothing to worry about in the first few weeks.
If you are concerned or don’t know if it would be better to seek professional advice, please fill out the Trauma-Check (not before at least 5 days have passed since the traumatic event).
Information and Tips
Every adolescent reacts differently to a traumatic event. Common symptoms after a traumatic event fall into five groups: Bad memories/nightmares, Anxiety, Nervousness, Feelings of depersonalization/derealization, and Feeling down.
Find out more about these symptoms as well as tips on how to cope with them by clicking the corresponding button.
In case the Trauma-Check results in a recommendation for seeking professional advice, you can use the Specialist Contacts function via KidTrauma (website or mobile-app) to search for a mental health care specialist in the field of child and adolescent psychotraumatology nearby.
Here you can download information brochures and find further links on the topic.