Trauma Survivors Network - provided by ATS

Survive. Connect. Rebuild.

A Program of the ATS

Getting Help

While coping styles in response to a traumatic event differ across individuals and types of injury.

The following include signs of stress which indicate professional assistance may be beneficial:

  • Disorientation or confusion and difficulty communicating thoughts
  • Limited attention span and difficulty concentrating
  • Becoming easily frustrated.
  • Overwhelming guilt and self-doubt
  • Depression, sadness, and feelings of hopelessness
  • Mood swings and crying easily
  • Difficulty maintaining balance
  • Headaches/stomach problems
  • Tunnel vision/muffled hearing
  • Colds or flu-like symptoms
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Poor work performance
  • Reluctance to leave home
  • Fear of crowds, strangers, or being alone
  • Increased use of drugs and/or alcohol