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Flashbacks, trauma and trust
Do you suffer from flashbacks? Are you reminded too often of past traumatic events?
It's natural to remember the terrible things that happen to you. It's your mind's way of trying to keep you safe.
The trouble is that you want to forget all about it and whatever you do, you can't move on. It stops you sleeping, from going out and getting close to people.
Many people drink or take a lot of drugs to cope with past traumas, and although it might help you escape for a short while, it doesn't solve the problem. Sooner or later, you think about it again. Plus, excessive use of drugs and alcohol can put you at risk. What do you?
The Openforwards Self-Help School Trauma Library is here to answer your questions and offer some guidance on how to deal with the memories of traumatic events. Although it may feel hopeless, I'd like to tell you that many people recover and rebuild their lives.