Public Service Announcement
Public service announcement: Time does not automatically heal all wounds.*
*Terms and conditions apply
Things that make time LESS likely to heal:
If you already have mental health issues How much previous trauma you’ve experienced If you don’t have healthy coping skills If you already have substance use issues If you are not allowed to talk about what happened If you are not believed about what happened If others suggest that what happened was your fault If you don’t have secure attachment to your parental figures If you are not supported in the way that feels good to you Lack of healthy, supportive friends and community If the trauma feels on-going (because of involvement in the legal process for example) If you do not feel safe in general in your life/living situation If you tend to try to avoid emotions Not taking care of yourself physically – not getting sufficient sleep, eating poorly, not getting exercise, etc.