Nobody goes about their day with the thought that they are going to suffer a serious injury. We rely on people around us to act responsibly and at the very least, not to harm us. But when someone acts negligently or recklessly, and you end up seriously injured, the aftermath can be horrible. You experience intense pain, you require extensive medical care, your bills pile up, and you cannot work. It also takes its toll on your mental health, as you feel angry, helpless, sad, depressed.
Addressing Your Mental Health
At Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., we understand that mental health issues go hand in hand with the trauma of a personal injury. We, therefore, urge our clients to exercise proper self-care and to get the help they need to address their mental health.
- Recognize that you are in pain. Too often, we see people try to appear strong and to deny that they are suffering. In the long term, this can lead to unhealthy coping behaviors. It is natural and normal to be angry and to experience intense emotions as (1) somebody else acted irresponsibly, (2) they hurt you badly, and (3) you are suffering in many different ways.
- Surround yourself with supportive people or find a support group. You are in a vulnerable place in your life and it is helpful to find people who you can relate to and share your struggles with. This can give you some comfort in knowing that you are not alone, and that there are other people who are struggling as well.
- Seek professional help. There is strength in asking for help. In doing so, you recognize that you have been traumatized but that you want to recover. Many high-quality mental health professionals can help you. If you are in an immediate state of crisis, reach out to resources like the Crisis Center of Nevada for help.
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. is Here for You
Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a full-service law firm that provides individuals with comprehensive, personalized representation. If you have suffered a catastrophic injury, you need a lawyer who will advocate for your legal interests. Our attorneys are experienced, proven, and effective. Let us fight for you. Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 210-8178 to schedule an initial consultation or contact our office through our website.