Saturday , November 28 2020

5 Types Of Unhealed Trauma

We’ve all experienced some sort of trauma, and sometimes it can lead to one of the 5 types of unhealed trauma. What are the types of trauma? The 5 types of traumas are discussed in this video are big T trauma, small T trauma, acute trauma, chronic trauma, and complex trauma. Where does PTSD fit? Watch until the end to learn more about the types of trauma.

NOTICE: There is mention of examples of the 5 types of trauma in this video, which can be potentially triggering for some of our community members. If you are experiencing distress from unhealed traumas, please reach out to a trusted professional, or an online community where you feel safe, other Psych2Go members, or your family and friends. Your mental health matters to us here at Psych2Go.

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📎 Credits
Script Writer: Spicevicious
Script Editor: Riley Lin
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Anthony Plantyn
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong

📖 References
American Psychiatric Association Center for Workplace Mental Health. (2020). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Primer for Employers. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020). Personal and Pre-disposing Factors Related to Coping with Disasters/ Trauma. Retrieved from—personal-and-pre-disposing-factors.pdf?sfvrsn=3629e0b7_2National Council for Behavioral Health. (2020). How to Manage Trauma. Retrieved from

American Psychological Association. (2020). Trauma. Retrieved from

Harvard University Center on the Developing Child. (2020). Excessive Stress Disrupts the Architecture of the Developing Brain. Retrieved from

Makwana N. (2019). Disaster and its impact on mental health: A narrative review. Journal of family medicine and primary care, 8(10), 3090–3095.

Missouri Dept. of Mental Health. (2020). Early Childhood Mental Health: What is Trauma?. Retrieved from Dept. of Health and Human Services. (2015).

7. Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development. Retrieved from

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