How a Car Accident Affects Mental Health

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Mental Health can Take a Hit after an Accident

We know the issues that can come up after an accident.  There is a high risk of TBI, or traumatic brain injury.  Broken bones, back problems, lacerations, and more are often results of major car wrecks.  These physical impairments are often easy to see (some hidden injuries do exist).

Some of the most ignored, overlooked, and neglected injuries, however, happen to our mind.  Our mental health can take a serious hit when we’ve experienced trauma.  In order to heal completely, we have to make sure to heal the mind as well as the body.

Mental Health Problems after a Car Wreck

After most accidents, you will experience some form of shock.  Don’t worry, it’s your body’s natural response to trauma.  In the event that medical personnel don’t arrive for some time, that shock will keep you calm until they do.

Shock, however, doesn’t always fade away quickly.  It can last for days, and sometimes even weeks.  Prolonged shock needs to be addressed.

In addition, that traumatic experience can come back in the form of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Usually ascribed to soldiers after being in battle, PTSD isn’t limited to just war-time.  Long after your wreck, flashbacks or nightmares may be triggered by seemingly benign factors.

Other psychological issues can arise after a car accident too.  Anxiety and depression may set in.

Anxiety shows up when it comes time to drive again.  Despite the majority of our time on the road going smoothly and without incident, you may become anxious behind the wheel.  In a state of constant worry that another wreck will happen.

Depression can be a result of being unable to come to terms with these mental health issues.  Hopelessness around the situation and being able to heal can compound and continue to make things worse instead of letting you get better.

How to Heal from Mental Health Problems

There’s no one solution for everybody.  One person may not have any problems after the wreck, while another might suffer for weeks, months, or even years.

No matter what the length of the mental health issues happens to be, the way to heal is the same.

There are counselors, therapists, and psychologists that specialize in helping people after major car accidents.  If you’re in need of mental healthcare after your wreck, it’s important to reach out to them right away so that you can get rid of some of that stress in your life.

How Herbert Law Group Helps you Heal

Healing from psychological wounds takes a lot of focus and time.  When you’re struggling with insurance companies that are trying to minimize your claim, you lose focus and run out of time.

That’s what Herbert Law Group is here for.  We take that battle off your plate, so that you have one goal: to come to terms with what happened, and be able to get on with your life as normally as possible.

If you’re struggling after a wreck, let us help you get on the path to healing.

Fill out the contact form on our site, or give us a call at 214-414-3808.

If you need assistance immediately, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is open 24/7 to help you through hard times.  You can call them at 1-800-273-8255.