It has been years since my traumatic experience, can i still get help or is it too late?

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KristenHR
January 26th, 2015 2:09am
You can definitely at any point seek help for your traumatic experience. If you are thinking about getting help, that is likely a cue that you are ready to get help. Our body and mind seems to let us know when we are ready and able to face what happened to us. It's definitely not to late. See if you can find a professional who specializes in trauma work. If not, then see if they have experience in working with trauma survivors. The International Society for the Trauma and Dissociation has a Find a Therapist link if you want to see if there might be a trauma specialist in your area.
Evi
January 10th, 2015 4:53pm
It's never too late to get help. If you feel that you might benefit from getting help, that's what's important and time is no restriction here. You can still overcome your feelings towards it and learn how to move on in a proper manner.
beautifulLight15
March 18th, 2015 6:32pm
It is never to late to ask or receive help. There is still a permanent memory on what had happened, you should get counseling or talk to a therapist.
AndyDufresne1994
April 4th, 2015 8:01pm
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE! If you know the experience still bothers you a trained professional can help you thought it. You deserve to be happy and healthy. Why wait any longer?
arthritisfighter
April 16th, 2015 11:32am
No matter how long it has been since the traumatic experience you can still access help and support for it. I work with veterans who were in the army and more often than not it takes 5 years for them to access any support to deal with PTSD. At the time they don't identify the traumatic experience as an issue and as the years go by the reality of it hits them and that's when they access support. It is never too late to access help and support for a traumatic experience.
Anonymous
April 22nd, 2015 6:52pm
It is never ever too late to get help. Most people only find out years afterwards that they are actually still not over the traumatic experience that they believed they were and starting to realize also how it is affecting your day to day life including relationships. Also some people prefer not to get help right after a traumatic experience because they just want to forget what happened and move on. There is always help and it is never to late.
flxrxleen
April 29th, 2015 2:18am
Yes, nothing is too late and help is always available around you. Even your friends and family can be the source of your support. Don't be afraid to search for answers and start your own healing process. :)
Seph
June 6th, 2015 11:39am
It's never too late to get help. Sometimes, if we don't get help in dealing with our traumatic experiences, they can lead to problems later on in life, but It is never too late to get help.
SharewithMarcel
July 14th, 2015 2:19am
It` s never too late! No matter how long ago, if you suffer from the experience, it would be a good idea to work through this, for example with a therapist. They will take you serious, you aren`t alone with this problem.
Anonymous
July 14th, 2015 5:16am
You can always get help. Therapists will not judge you for waiting to get help. Better late than never, right?
hoppingpen
September 1st, 2015 6:48pm
No! It's definitely not too late. Especially if you're having symptoms of PTSD or simply recurring or disturbing thoughts about the trauma, you should definitely consider treatment. There is NO time limit on recovery, and admitting that you might need some extra help every once in awhile is a great first step!
Anonymous
September 16th, 2015 2:04am
No! It's not too late at all to get help, and overall it's really brave of you to seek/obtain help! I've been through a traumatic experience and I still am too afraid to get help for it, so being willing to put yourself in that position is really courageous of you:)
Anonymous
September 16th, 2015 7:07pm
Like the others said, it's never too late and of course you can! There is no time limit for anything. I feel really proud of you for your decision.
Brooksy999
April 5th, 2016 1:05pm
You can get help and support when ever you need it. Even if it happend years ago, hope this helped.
katelisalyn
November 14th, 2017 8:18pm
You can always get help! It's never too late! Don't tell yourself that it's too late if you still struggle. No one will judge you if they truly care about you and want to help you.
Caringheart23
April 10th, 2018 5:48pm
Lot of people have similar thoughts, but it's never late to get the help you want and need. I'm really glad you decided that now is the time. Wish you the best :)
inventiveHouse2965
April 18th, 2018 1:30am
It is not too late. You can still get help. It was decades before i sought help, and i have made some really good strides forward in healing from the past. Don't get me wrong, it still is a lot to work through, but YES, you can get help.
IluvBiscuits
June 18th, 2018 6:32pm
You can still get help. Try asking a doctor, therapist or school counsellor for help. Also try to reach help from friends