Dog attacks are frightening experiences. Many people don’t consider just how a dog attack can affect a person psychologically. Being in a traumatic event of any kind can cause lingering mental health issues. If you or someone you know suffered a dog attack, or dog bite, you might be struggling to overcome the event.
You might be fearful of dogs or even scared to leave the house. You may avoid certain places, such as parks or trails. You could even suffer from nightmares and flashbacks associated with the event.
No one wants to live with fear on a constant basis. No one wants to be unable to enjoy activities because of something that happened to them in the past. However, a person may want to put the incident behind them but find they are unable to do so. They might need a little help.
The Process of Journaling Trauma
According to Kohan & Bablove, LLP, a personal injury firm, dog attacks can leave victims dealing with a lot of issues. Some of these issues are monetary and some are non-monetary, like trauma from the incident. Colorado Lawyers for the Arts (CLA) believes that dog bite or attack victims could benefit from journaling.
Journaling is an extremely therapeutic tool for dealing with mental health issues. Stress, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) could be improved through journaling.
The person who has been attacked by the dog can write down their fears. They can write about the incident. They can write down their feelings. Somehow, writing these things down can help a person overcome the incident.
Perhaps it’s because people feel like they are getting their feelings out of their bodies and onto the paper. Maybe expressing yourself in writing can feel like someone is listening to you. It doesn’t matter so much why journaling is so helpful, it just matters that it is.
If you have been hurt by a dog or in any traumatic incident, you could use journaling as a way to overcome the experience.
Journaling Can Help Dog Attack Victims Overcome the Incident
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts understands that journaling is just one tool, and you could use a variety of tools to overcome a dog bite incident or other traumatic event. We are here to help you use art to solve problems, to overcome issues, and to improve your overall quality of life.