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Trauma experienced by survivors of human trafficking can be severe and long-lasting.
Trafficking victims often suffer from physical, emotional, and psychological abuse, including physical violence, sexual assault, and torture. They may experience fear, shame, and feelings of helplessness and powerlessness. They may also struggle with trust issues and have difficulty forming healthy relationships.
The trauma of human trafficking can lead to depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other mental health problems. Some survivors may also experience difficulty with daily tasks and activities, such as finding and maintaining employment or forming stable housing arrangements.
Additionally, they may face cultural, language, and societal barriers that make it difficult to access the support they need to recover.