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6 Things Unhealed Trauma Makes Us Do

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Trauma can be a very difficult thing to deal with because it makes us feel overwhelmed and helpless. Have you ever had a traumatic experience before? Trauma is more than just life-or-death situations. Aside from all the accidents and natural disasters we see on the news, trauma can come from experiences of violence, bullying, assault, physical or emotional abuse. Sadly, some people never heal from the psychological scars of their trauma because they’re too afraid to confront it. They wrongly believe that it’s easier to just deny their feelings and act like they’re okay because they fail to realize just how harmful internalized trauma can be. So, we've made this video to help you identify the things that you might do due to unhealed trauma to help you better understand yourself and your emotional wounds.

If you've related to this video and want to find out whether you really have unhealed trauma, we previously made a video on the signs of unhealed trauma here: https://youtu.be/41-dra66Y0o

Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Morgan Franz
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Drean Bacatan
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

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American Psychological Association (2015). Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – 5th Edition. APA Publishing; Washington, DC.

Hansen, D. E. (2010). Intimacy, loneliness, and social withdrawal as a result of emotional trauma. Journal of Behavioral Psychology, 19(22), 114-120.

Stovall-McClough, K. C., & Cloitre, M. (2006). Unresolved attachment, PTSD, and dissociation in women with childhood abuse histories. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 74(2), 219.

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