A loss of a loved one or being involved in a fatal motor car accident could leave those affected stressed and traumatised for some time.
On this week’s Health and Wellness Africa Melane (standing in for Pippa Hudson) speaks to Debbi Rozowsky, Trauma and Crime Counsellor on how to deal with a traumatic stress.
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster.
Rozowsky says the best way to dealing with trauma is to shake it off (literally) and don’t bottle it in. She also recommends exercising as a way to deal with trauma.
According to Rozowsky, post-traumatic stress symptoms may start within three months of a traumatic event and sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event.
Most South Africans have secondary trauma because we all know someone where something has happened to them— Debbi Rozowsky, Trauma and Crime Counsellor
When people leave the country, on holiday, they actually feel the difference in their body— Debbi Rozowsky, Trauma and Crime Counsellor
Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show with Africa Melane standing in: