Traumatic events are surprisingly common. Recent research shows that about 75% of Australians experience at least one traumatic event in their lifetime, with experience of multiple traumas most common. While it’s common to feel a significant impact on your thoughts and feelings immediately after a trauma, most people typically recover in the days and weeks that follow. However, a significant proportion of people may find a longer term impact on their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Possible conditions that people may develop after trauma include Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety disorders, depression, and difficulties with drugs and alcohol.