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What are some self-help strategies I can use to manage emotional trauma?

Primarily, caring for yourself to minimize your susceptibility to recurring emotional trauma involves trying, to the best of your ability, to avoid exposure to further stress that is likely to cause an emotional reaction. Also, though you may be inclined to withdraw from social situations, do not isolate. Isolation can make things worse. Ask for support from a trusted friend or family member. Establish or maintain a daily routine - having a structure can help you stay grounded after a trauma. Finally, don't forget to look after your health. A healthy body goes a long way in helping you cope with stress.

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