Anti-Scam FAQ: How does someone that is traumatized know they are traumatized?


Someone who is traumatized may not always be aware that they are experiencing trauma. This is because trauma can affect people in different ways, and it can manifest in a variety of symptoms that may not be immediately obvious or recognizable.

However, there are some common signs and symptoms that may indicate that a person is experiencing trauma. These can include:

◾️️ Flashbacks or intrusive memories of the traumatic event
◾️️ Nightmares or trouble sleeping
◾️️ Avoiding places, people, or activities that are associated with the trauma
◾️️ Negative thoughts or beliefs about oneself or the world
◾️️ Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
◾️️ Feelings of guilt, shame, or blame
◾️️ Changes in mood or behavior, such as irritability, anger, or depression
◾️️ Physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate, rapid breathing, or muscle tension

If a person is experiencing any of these symptoms, it may be a sign that they are experiencing trauma.

It is important for anyone who is experiencing these symptoms to seek help from a mental health professional. A trauma therapist or counselor can help the person understand and process their trauma, and they can provide support and guidance to help them cope with their feelings and symptoms.

By the way, SCARS Team Members are certified in trauma-informed care by the NICABM.

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