Everyone experiences personal crises. Crises are acute, time-limited events experienced as overwhelming emotional reactions to one’s perception of an event. Crises are experienced by people of all ages, cultures, and socioeconomic conditions and may or may not be related to a specific mental disorder.
Crises are self-defined and environmentally based. What is a crisis for one person may not be for another, and what is now a crisis may not have been a crisis before or would not be a crisis in a different setting. Crises can be looked upon as a system out of balance. Crises occur when balance cannot be regained, even though a person is trying very hard to correct the imbalance.
Trauma can be defined as a psychological, emotional response to an event or an experience that is deeply distressing or disturbing. Complex trauma happens repetitively. It often results in direct harm to the individual. The effects of complex trauma are cumulative. The traumatic experience frequently transpires within a particular time frame or within a specific relationship, and often in a specific setting
***Disclaimer: If you or if someone you know is considering Suicide please dial 911 or go to your nearest Emergency Room. The links on our website are purely for educational purposes and are not intended as psychological interventions or as a substitute for psychological treatment. If you are in need of psychological help you should seek the consultation of a licensed mental health professional. We have provided links to resources throughout the website.***