How to treat childhood trauma if your mental health is compromised

1: You don’t want to remember

‘Forgetting’ or at least removing you from your trauma feelings is a common reaction. This is called dissociation. Dissociation. And in traumatic experiences, this is a way to protect yourself – to feel as though you were not there.

Such self-protection continues if you are not helped by psychology. You may live an emotional life quite detached. Perhaps you even have OCD to manage your sensations. You don’t want to remember, naturally.

The trauma in childhood is too frightening and feel overwhelming. Especially when you can’t help anyone or comprehend your feelings. You have been alone.

When they start coming back, you do your hardest to drive away memories. What else can you do? What can you do? You ‘re alone now too when you convince yourself not to speak about it.