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Is it time to see someone

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Sinkingship, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. I work in an EBD school where I dealt with a serious incident involving scissors and compasses, this happened about 6 weeks ago.
    The first week was horrendous, struggled to motivate myself and sleep was nearly non-existent. After then though things settled down but I still dont feel that I am sleeping right, I regularly have dreams but wouldn't describe them as nightmares. Sometimes it randomly pops into my brain through the day and it all starts again about what things I could of done differently, did I see it coming etc etc?
    We are now 6 weeks later, and in a maths lesson one of the students had scissors in his hands and was innocently cutting out things, but I went straight into fight or flight mode and left the classroom I could feel my heart pumping out my chest.
    I don't think I have any post traumatic stress but I believe its more cognitive and inside I still keep reflecting on the incident. Do you think its time to see the doctor? What I dont want to happen is this to turn into a ticking timebomb.
     
  2. I work in an EBD school where I dealt with a serious incident involving scissors and compasses, this happened about 6 weeks ago.
    The first week was horrendous, struggled to motivate myself and sleep was nearly non-existent. After then though things settled down but I still dont feel that I am sleeping right, I regularly have dreams but wouldn't describe them as nightmares. Sometimes it randomly pops into my brain through the day and it all starts again about what things I could of done differently, did I see it coming etc etc?
    We are now 6 weeks later, and in a maths lesson one of the students had scissors in his hands and was innocently cutting out things, but I went straight into fight or flight mode and left the classroom I could feel my heart pumping out my chest.
    I don't think I have any post traumatic stress but I believe its more cognitive and inside I still keep reflecting on the incident. Do you think its time to see the doctor? What I dont want to happen is this to turn into a ticking timebomb.
     
  3. MrsArmitage

    MrsArmitage Occasional commenter

    I think if you asking the question, then you know the answer.
    It can't do any harm to talk to a professional about this. I've just had a year of counselling and it has left me with much better perspective on things. Try it!
     

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