People naturally focus on the physical injuries of a crash, but a traumatic event can cause mental health issues, too. The mental trauma can affect both the driver and passengers. Issues can include post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
Treatment: A counselor may suggest anxiety management, meditation or other tools to reduce anxiety.
Recovery: There is no set time for recovery from the psychological trauma. Seek guidance from a mental health care professional if you have concerns about the mental aspects of recovery