How to know if you need counselling after a traumatic event and how to make an injury claim
Any traumatic event will take its toll on your life and emotions for a time, and you should be prepared to deal with this and do what you can to make yourself feel better during this time. In the weeks and months following any traumatic event, make sure that you take care of yourself above anything else.
Eat right, get exercise and see friends, and if you do feel that you need to talk about what has happened you should feel free to do so. However, if you are still feeling upset and stressed months after the fact, it may be time to look into counselling.
- If you are still upset. It is natural to be upset about a traumatic event for weeks or even months after it has happened. However, if you are still feeling upset and tearful about the event, or just in your day to day life a long time after it has happened, it may be time for you to speak to a counsellor about your feelings.
- If you are still angry. Anger is a very common emotion to have after a serious traumatic event, but feeling angry all the time for a long time after something has happened isn’t healthy, and can start to bring you down and make it hard to get on with things. Counselling can help you to deal with these feelings.
- If you struggle to think about what happened. You should be able to think about the event a few months down the line without trying to avoid the subject or getting emotional about it. If you aren’t able to think about or talk about what happened, you really need to speak to someone.
- If your doctor suggests it. Your doctor should be with you throughout the healing process, and if they suggest that you need counselling then they are probably right.
Making an injury claim in Waveney against the person who was to blame
One of the things that can help to bring you a sense of closure after any traumatic event is making an injury claim in Waveney against the person who was to blame for an accident or serious injury. You can find out whether or not you are eligible to make an injury claim in Waveney by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone and talking to the friendly, helpful team about what has happened to you.
The team will be able to let you know whether they believe you have a good case for a successful injury claim in Waveney, and will then be able to help you to make a start on your claim if you want to. You will work with experienced injury lawyers, who can move your case forward on your behalf.
Date Published: 28th October 2014
Author: David Brown