by Restorations Therapy Center on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
Going through trauma can mean that you are going through reactive depression. This can mean your depression is caused by a specific stressful event. It is important to treat your depression for your trauma so that you are no longer afraid of the world that you live in.
Think of the cause of your reactive depression. This may have been a memory that you have blocked out but is unconsciously on your mind or you may know what it is but still need to acknowledge it. Trauma can come from anything such as the end of a relationship, the loss of a loved one, sexual assault, etc. Think about if you have experienced any trauma lately or if anything out of the ordinary happened that makes it hard for you to function.
Normally people with reactive depression experience symptoms within 90 days following the triggering event. It can mean that you are feeling hopeless, have trouble sleeping, crying a lot, loss of interest in eating, are not able to concentrate, withdrawing from things that used to make you happy, or experiencing suicidal thoughts. Everyone experiences symptoms differently and you may have more than one. If left untreated, this type of depression can disrupt your life.
If you continue to keep your sadness inside of you, it will only make that sadness feel more intense. Sharing your sadness will help you manage it. You can pick anyone that you feel you can trust whether it is a friend, a therapist, a partner, a relative, etc. It is up to you who gets to know and when you feel like talking about it. You will feel like a huge weight has been lifted off your shoulders and you may understand your story more by saying it out loud.
You may feel ashamed to tell your story to a doctor as you may be afraid of receiving judgment. The truth is that a doctor is supposed to doing anything they can to help you. You do not have to deal with this alone. You may have tried methods at home to help you like writing in a journal or finding distractions, but they have not helped. Going to treatment for your trauma will help you feel good about being alive and that you have a new branch of support.
Located in Centennial, Colorado, Restoration Therapy works with patients who are struggling with addiction, intimacy disorders, and trauma who are seeking treatment. In order to offer patients a more holistic view on a healthy sexuality, Restoration Therapy offers individualized and group therapy, workshops, psycho-educational classes, and more to restore the harm brought on by addiction and intimacy issues. For more information, please call us at (720) 446-6585 as we are open Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm.