How to use this guide?

The guide is here for you to work through at your own pace depending on how you are feeling and what you need. We suggest that you follow the flow of the guide, but if that feels too much right now- you can go straight to Seeking Help

In the first section, we want to help you understand what you might be feeling and why. We’ve included some stories from other survivors about what it felt like for them. In the second part, we give you information about how to start a journey of managing your symptoms and feeling better. You can use the links to get to the Seeking Help section at any time.

Understand the signs and symptoms to see if it sounds like something you are experiencing
Read what other survivors experienced. You are not alone!
Self Care
Self Help: dealing with specific symptoms
Professional Support
We also want to learn from you about what you have already done so there’s plenty of opportunities for you to add in in links and advice.

Disclaimer: This guide has not been put together by mental health professionals. It is not intended to be medical advice. It has been crowdsourced by survivors and volunteers of Chayn. Care has been taken in reflecting the experiences and knowledge of people around the world, including therapists but information in this guide should be taken instead of certified medical advice. Please seek professional support.

Getting better & moving on: A guide for mental healing after abuse and trauma by CHAYN is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.