do I need trauma counselling or debriefing?


Most people recover from a traumatic experience within days or a few weeks with the support of family and friends, without any professional help. In fact, debriefing and counselling soon after a trauma have not been shown to have any significant effect on preventing longer term problems. However, sometimes one may feel ashamed or unable to rely on the support of those people close to you, for instance in cases of rape. If you feel there is no one to rely on it would be useful to seek counselling.

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