Whether through social media feeds or news outlets, it’s so easy to be inundated with news that can trigger personal trauma. You may not be aware of it in the moment when you’re scrolling through your phone or catching a short reel of the top news around the world, but your body is keeping score. It’s been shown that if trauma isn’t worked through within the first 90 days, that it can metabolize within your body and ‘be stuck.’ Over time, symptoms can arise that may have its roots in unresolved trauma. That’s not to say that you shouldn’t seek medical help to address the physical symptoms, but that is to say that it is important to work through unresolved traumas. I’ve worked with many who are well into adulthood who have learned to deal with traumas by “sucking it up.” They learn to cope through forms of distraction and avoidance and as a result, never wind up dealing with their trauma. You've heard the analogy before--if you don't address a small cut, it may fester into something that's worse. Don't allow time to continue to pass with your unresolved trauma. It'll be the best investment you can make--there isn't a promise that it won't be easy, but it'll certainly be worth it.