The trauma of the experience initially can leave you feeling overwhelmed.
You might feel vulnerable, scared, angry, sad or even guilty. It is as if the dial on your emotional thermometer gets turned up really high and everything becomes intense.
You might find these emotions overwhelming and they can easily lead to a change in your normal behaviour. You might just feel like you are not the same person you were before.
You might find yourself withdrawing from the world, from your friends, from your family.
You don’t want to be around any reminder of what happened.
Sometimes just being with people who haven’t experienced the same things that you have can feel too much. Sometimes it can all just feel like too much.