If you are struggling after about four to six weeks, it is even more important to seek help.
For example if:
You have nobody to talk to.
You can’t cope or you aren’t getting back to normal.
Your feelings seem too intense.
You have high levels of anxiety or depression.
You feel isolated.
You have trouble sleeping.
You are experiencing relationship problems.
You are having difficulties at work.
Other people think you need help.
You are eating, drinking or taking drugs to cope.
It is helpful to find a counsellor or psychotherapist who specialises in trauma therapy.
Whilst time and therapy are most often the best remedy, sometimes medication can be helpful on a short term basis, especially if you have high levels of anxiety or depression, or you are finding it difficult to sleep. Your GP will be able to talk to you about this.