Hey! I just got back from doing humanitarian work with refugees in Greece for a few months. While I was there, I was exposed to all kinds of people with different stories of trauma. In the moment I didnt feel it, but not that I am back, I am having a difficult time adjusting to life back here. I was feeling pretty sad and lethargic my first days back, but now after being with close friends and family I am feeling better. These individuals experienced horrible cases here are some examples:
-Yazidi refugee seeing community members being hung in public in Iraq
-Syrian teen alone in Greece with his aunt, father was killed when he was 7 and mother still in Syria
- children not suriving the boat ride of refuge from Turkey to Greece..
-and so much more!
What are some way I can cope better? I have been doing a lot of self-care and relaxation. Would appreciate some pointers. THANKS