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7 Traumatic Events We Tend To Overlook In Daily Life

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What would you consider a traumatic event? Would it be a murder, the loss of all of your possessions, loss of shelter or transportation, or loss of your job? These losses can certainly be traumatizing, especially if you need these things to live and survive.

This article will list 7 traumatic events, in daily life, we tend to overlook.

When most people hear the word trauma  they believe that a severe or serious event must take place. Not necessarily. A traumatic situation could be anything that you feel incapable of tolerating or unprepared for. Some of these events include but are not limited to:

  1. A car wreck or crash including a school bus accident involving someone’s child
  2. A medical accident requiring stitches or some other abrasive procedure
  3. A health scare such as believing one is having a heart attach or stroke
  4. A choking scare or asthma attack and being unable to breathe
  5. A robbery or burglary
  6. A near-miss call of any kind that could result in severe consequences
  7. Being bullied/assaulted or witnessing someone being bullied or assaulted

As you can see, there are quite a few situations in daily life that could be identified as traumatic. It is important that I also mention that what one person considers to be traumatic may not be traumatic to another person. Similarly, what a child or teen may consider traumatic, may not be traumatic to an adult. So we must be careful in how we view other people’s reactions. We must also be careful not to assume another person is or is not traumatized by a certain event.

A call to action

I encourage you to spend the next week identifying potentially traumatizing events in daily life. Make note of them and think about the various ways the event may be traumatizing. The purpose of this activity is to increase your awareness of trauma.


Did you know that there are other traumatizing situations that we, as a society, tend to overlook? Find out what those situations are in my most recent article:


If you have some ideas you’d like to share, please feel free to list them in the comments section below.

As always, I wish you well

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Támara Hill, MS, NCC, CCTP, LPC

Licensed Child & Family Therapist
National Board Certified Counselor
Internationally Certified Trauma Therapist

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