Besides reoccurring pictures of the event(s), being more anxious, and/ or nervousness, a severe trauma or being prolonged or repeatedly being exposed to traumatic events can adversely affect your own development over time (e.g. losing trust in yourself or others, feeling no longer safe and secure, social withdrawal, and/ or aggressive behaviors).

If you are concerned or don’t know if it would be better to seek professional advice, please fill out the Trauma-Check.