Essay on Crashing Into Psychology : A Car Accident

1085 Words Nov 17th, 2016 5 Pages
Crashing into Psychology
Have you ever experienced trauma, or even just a small accident? Have the emotions and effects been so overwhelming that you don’t know how to cope with them? When I was 18 years old and a senior in high school, I was in a very bad car accident. My accident caused me to not be able to control my emotions and make everyday life very hard to handle. I didn’t know who to talk to or what to think of what had just happened. The thoughts that go through your mind after experiencing trauma is remarkable. During the accident I had lost control of my car and hit a bridge, after hitting the bridge my car had flipped and dropped 15 feet down into a river. Following the accident, I have experienced night terrors, insomnia, and anxiety of driving while its dark or going around curves. Running on no sleep is hard enough, but also having night terrors when I could finally go to sleep was the worst. I tried and tried for weeks to sleep through the night but there was something stopping me, I was scared I wouldn’t wake up, that I didn’t really make it through my accident. When I finally could sleep I would wake myself up by screaming for help. There is nothing worse than feeling helpless and that is exactly how I felt. Having anxiety when even getting in a vehicle is very unsettling. It takes many times and chances to have trust in yourself as well as others driving. Feeling helpless is never a feeling a wanted to have again and that is why taking this course was…

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