Experiencing trauma

Trauma is an intense emotional response to overwhelming events like violent acts, sexual assault, natural disasters or ongoing abuse. The signs of trauma don’t always show up immediately and can last for months or years. Mental health professionals can help individuals cope with trauma and prevent or lessen long-term impact.


Journaling is a proven way to help cope with traumatic events. Verwell Mind put together a guide on journaling and PTSD to get you started.

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Treatment is often required to cope with trauma, and since it can impact all areas of your life, it’s best to seek help at the first signs of a problem. If you feel hopeless or like you can’t go on, don’t wait to contact these resources.

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Resource Type Contact
Crisis Text Line Text Line Text ACTION to 741-741
Lifeline Call Line 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trans Lifeline Call Line 877-565-8860
The Trevor Project Website Visit website
Disaster Distress Helpline Call Line 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746
ADAA Therapist Search Website Visit website
BetterHelp Website Visit website
Talkspace Website Visit website