What happens next?
Most people won’t continue to be troubled by the reactions listed.
People have a habit of bouncing back, they are resilient; by far the majority of those who have endured a distressing event recover under their own steam. You are actually able to process a great deal of distress by yourself, with the support of the people around you. The overwhelming experiences then have a place and you will be able to return to your normal routines.
What if you can’t manage?
Sometimes, however, it is impossible to “just” carry on; the questions remain or you possibly continue to experience complaints. Read more about this under ‘Complaints after shocking events’ on this website. Or, you could do the MIRROR self-test to get personal advice about your complaints and to keep an eye on the course your complaints take.