When an individual experiences a traumatic event, it can have a profound, lasting effect. A particular traumatic experience shared by many can result in a wide array of individual responses. What is perceived as a relatively temporary event to one person may cause an exaggerated nervous system response in another. As such, it is important to recognize that each of us reacts differently to situations. If your teen exhibits signs of prolonged emotional and mental harm from an event, it’s vital to seek treatment so your adolescent can heal from the emotional wound.
A traumatic event may occur during an adolescent’s life that makes it difficult for the teen to cope with or understand what has happened. When this happens, it can be difficult for a teenager to bounce back afterward. This puts a teen at risk for developing emotional, behavioral, and mental health conditions.