According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), a crisis presents as an obstacle, trauma, or threat and is a breakdown or disruption in a person’s or family’s normal pattern of functioning.
This means that a crisis cannot be resolved by a person’s or family’s usual problem solving resources or skills. Different resources and skills need to be used such as using supports, coping skills, or reaching out to a therapist/mental health professional.
A crisis can present in many different ways such as the death of a loved one, trauma, loss of a job, collapse of a relationship, financial difficulty, and current events in the world around us. When a crisis happens, you may feel a mixture of emotions and physical reactions. A crisis can offer opportunities for growth and learning.
Below are some ways of handling a crisis:
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