Dealing with the past
Stress is often about the problems we face day to day. But some peoples' problems have a lot to do with what happened in the past.
It can be helpful to talk to a professional therapist who can help to work out the answers to questions like:
If your problem seems a bit like this, try to talk about it with someone you trust (including your GP). Even if the best you can say is I know I shouldn't feel like this, but I can't work out why, that can be a useful first step. The following contacts may help:
SurvivorScotland for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Rape crisis Scotland for anyone affected by sexual violence
Domestic Abuse Helpline - freephone 0800 027 1234