Childhood Trauma and Midlife Mental Health
Experiences from decades ago still affect how you think, feel and behave today. Traumatic events and experiences that you endured early in life as a child or teen have a lasting effect on your emotional wellbeing as an adult. Childhood trauma takes many different forms, including abuse and neglect. And almost a third of young people in the UK experience trauma that doubles their risk of experiencing mental health challenges later in life. I discuss how childhood trauma filters through into adulthood to change the way you behave and impact your mental health in midlife.