First 100 Words
No one will ever live a life so fortunate as to escape living through a crisis. Traumatic events such as job loss, divorce, sexual assault, or the death of a loved one can throw a life into upheaval and create a dangerous mix of grief, anger, depression, and hopelessness. This can lead to permanent psychological and emotional harm if not dealt with in a healthy and constructive manner.
A crisis is “an unstable or crucial time or state of affairs in which a decisive change is impending.” (Webster’s Dictionary) Crises are not necessarily about trauma, but human reaction to it. Because all individuals have different psychological make ups, an event that creates a crisis for one individual may not create one for another . . .
When To Use
Crisis versus trauma. Definition and “what works” in managing crises.Is it a crisis? Staying mobilized. Steps for coping.Managing disruption. Keeping structure in your life.Decision making. Signs that crisis is affecting you.
How to Use
Counseling sessions. Groups.