"When asked if trauma has ever been experienced, many don’t consider the car accident they were in 5 years ago to be traumatic. This is because people occasionally assume trauma has to be something as significant as a death of a loved one or a natural disaster, but trauma is anything that is “deeply distressing or disturbing,” and that looks different for each individual." ADAA member Dominique Apollon, MA, LPC, NCC authors this blog post on how to cope with trauma after an accident.