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Wellness Guide — Traumatic Experience Literature

A Guide to UConn Library Resources on Wellness and Self-Care

What is Trauma?

According to the APA, trauma is " an emotional response to a terrible event like a car accident or a natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like headaches or nausea. "

This page offers a list of library books about trauma.  Resources include popular memoirs, psychology workbooks, and self-help books.

Literature resources on trauma


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Digital Library Books

Physical Library Books

Physical library books may be paged for retrieval at the service desk of your choosing.  Go to the library record and click on "Request It." You can then choose the campus where you would like to pick up the book when ready.  You will receive an email once the book is ready for pick-up.


Disclaimer: This content guide is meant to be solely informational in nature.  It is not meant to provide professional care or recommendations.  It includes general considerations, but readers should contact their medical provider for individualized advice, treatment, and recommendations.

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, call 911 or go to your local hospital. If you are in crisis, please call 860-486-4705 to be directed to the UConn on-call therapist. During winter breaks, crisis support is available only during business hours.