We’re all vulnerable to stress and trauma. Even the most self-reliant people crack under pressure. But for some people, the stresses and traumas of life are too much to bear. They end up having a lot of breakdowns, struggling with anxiety and depression, and resorting to drinking or drugs to cope. Or they give up on life and become reclusive. Or they end up in self-isolation and don’t feel real human again This article is not about being too sensitive, but rather about overcoming trauma and how you can heal after an experience that left you scarred. It may help you identify with someone who has been through what you are going through now or it might even help you make a decision about whether or not to talk about it with others.
Where did this trauma and depression come from?
This is the most important question you can ask yourself. If you don’t know the answers to these, you will never know how to overcome this. The answers can be as simple as “I was abused as a child” or as complex as “I was in an accident that left me with a chronic medical condition.” Whatever the case, once you know what triggers your anxiety, you can work on removing them. Your trauma and depression can’t be from a past event that happened in a past life. These are modern-day traumas and disorders that can’t be passed on to future generations through genes. You either have them or you don’t. There’s no in-between.
Trauma and how to overcome it
Trauma and its aftermath are what confronts us as human beings. It’s what we’re made of. No two people experience life the same way. We’re complex and unique in our ways. We’ve all got different scars and wounds, both physical and emotional, that will shape us for the rest of our lives. If you’ve ever been through a trauma, you’ll know that the world doesn’t just come to an abrupt halt. You don’t pass out or go into a coma. You just suddenly don’t feel as well or have any energy left in you. You have to get through each day, one day at a time until you get your health back.
The 5 Stages of Recovery from Trauma and Depression
There are 5 stages to recovery from trauma and/or depression. At each stage, you’ll feel a bit better, a lot better, and then a bit worse before you reach a point where you feel normal again. The stages are 1 – I don’t know if this is a phase I’m going through or if this is how I’m going to feel for the rest of my life. I need some time to myself to process this and see if this is normal for me. I don’t know if this is a phase I’m going through or if this is how I’m going to feel for the rest of my life. I need some time to myself to process this and see if this is normal for me. 2 – This is a phase I go through sometimes. The worst thing that can happen is that I won’t be able to handle myself in social situations for a while. This is a phase I go through sometimes. The worst thing that can happen is that I won’t be able to handle myself in social situations for a while. 3 – I get through this phase without self-harm. After a while, I’ll be able to handle myself better. I get through this phase without self-harm. After a while, I’ll be able to handle myself better. 4 – At this point, I’m back to normal. I go through this phase every so often and then I’m fine again. At this point, I’m back to normal. I go through this phase every so often and then I’m fine again. 5 – Finally, I’m whole and healthy again! I’ve overcome this phase and I can finally enjoy life again.
Self-isolation as a coping strategy
Most of us have experienced a situation where we didn’t know how to handle ourselves. We were alone and unsure of what to do or whom to trust. We might have been in a hurry, felt nervous, or had a bad day. Whatever the reason, we lashed out at someone instead of processing what happened and moving on. This is what we call self-isolation. It’s a natural response to stress and it’s part of human nature. When you’re in a state of high stress, you need alone time to decompress and think about what happened. You also need to talk to someone about what happened so you can process it and start to move on. While this might sound easy, you’ll need to ask yourself why you’re self-isolating. Do you need to process your trauma? Do you need to talk to others about your experiences so you can process them too? Does seeing a therapist help you move forward? If not, please stop and try another coping strategy until you figure out what works for you!
If you’re struggling with anxiety or depression, you’re not alone. We’re all different and have different ways of dealing with it. There are many ways to overcome anxiety and depression and get yourself back on track again. Don’t give up on life!