How can childhood trauma affect your future and mental health
Traumatic childhood experiences unfortunately are linked to a series (but solvable) problems, sometimes post-traumatic stress may put children’s future in danger.
Trauma is the response to a deeply distressing that overwhelms your ability to deal with life, causes feelings of helplessness, reduces your sense of self and your ability to feel a lot of emotions and experiences.
World Health Organization reported that around 126,000 people had to deal with trauma and what is hidden is even greater. The real number perhaps is much greater than these statics. And with children, it might be physical or sexual abuse, physical or emotional neglect, witnessing severe violence, or even parental divorce.
Early childhood trauma is very dangerous from all respects, cause all situations that the child encounter whether it’s good or bad have an impact, or leaves a mark.
And this trauma can cause a wide range of medical conditions some of them may happen in long terms such as:
But the vast majority of kids return to their normal within a short period of time, only about 15% of girls and 6% of boys who develop traumatic stress disorder.
Post-trauma problems such as:
These conditions may trigger them to participate in risky behaviors to escape to comfort. A coping mechanism helps them deal with their feelings such as (drinking, smoking, drug addiction, and so on).
How we could help
Fortunately, there is a great chance to go past this and help yourself or beloved ones to reclaim your lives. However, after some search I came up with these strategies:
How do we change it? We stop denying, distracting from, and avoiding how we feel. We give ourselves permission to feel, to stop during the day, and deal with what’s happening internally instead of piling the anxiety of the day on top of the childhood repressed pain’s anxiety. We start taking responsibility for ourselves and stop looking to big pharma, comfort food, and retail therapy. And we get the help we need to uncover the deeply hidden pain before we pass it on to more generations.