Trauma can have a huge impact on our mind, emotions and body. In our recovery, let's understand our body's physical reaction to trauma.
If you are at immediate risk of harm, from someone or yourself, please call emergency services if you can and if it’s safe for you.
While we don’t offer crisis support, we can help connect you to the kind of support service you need.
We’ve put together a global directory of helplines, organisations and government services that can support you. We keep this updated as we find more, and also change details if things are incorrect when our community tells us.
We know at times the pain we experience in life can feel like it is too much, and we may not know how to cope with this pain and how we feel, or even if we can cope. But when we feel like this, there are people, things and experiences out there that can help us process these feelings. Some of us have used resources from Mind, Samaritans and Metanoia to pull us out of our dark moments, and it may help you, too.
If you are able to, consider going to a doctor, psychologist, psychiatrist or therapist who can support you in this time.
A personal safety plan can help you deal with moments of crisis, whether you feel like harming yourself or know someone else who is at risk of doing the same. To deal with these feelings and make a plan for our mental and physical safety, we need to bring ourselves back into feelings of calmness. These are just some ideas that may work for you.
Helplines and support services are always the best place to go to for support, but sometimes they may not give you all the help you need. If you need to, you can email us or get in touch through social media and we’ll do our best to help.