WHAT IS THE CRISIS IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST/COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

A crisis
is a period of transition in the life of the individual, family or group,
presenting individuals with a turning point in their lives, which may be seen
as a challenge or a threat, a “make or break” new possibility or
risk, a gain or a loss, or both simultaneously. Most crises are part of the
normal range of life experiences that most people can expect, and most people
will recover from crisis without professional intervention. However, there are
crises outside the bounds of a person’s everyday experience or coping resources
which may require expert help to achieve recovery. A crisis can refer to any
situation in which the individual perceives a sudden loss in their ability to
problem solve and to cope. These may
include natural disasters, sexual assault, criminal victimisation, mental
illness, suicidal thoughts, homicide, a drastic change in relationships and so
on.

Therefore,
in terms of…

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