Crises • Unsettling event or experience in a person’s life. • Often brings change. • Can lead to stress.
Types of Crises • Financial • Harassment • Divorce • Death • Gangs • Alcoholism • Drug abuse • Domestic violence • Dating violence
Financial Crises • You do not have any money. • Keep a positive attitude. • Create a budget. • Don’t live outside your means.
Harassment • Can be from friends, peers, or even family members. • Interferes with your ability to do your best. • You need to confide in someone.
Divorce • Legal end to a marriage. • Usually tension builds up before hand. • Stressful on children because of custody issues. • New relationships can also be stressful.
Death • Grieving process • Denial: refuse to believe they have died. • Anger: at person for dying or others for not sympathizing. • Bargaining: negotiate away the death. • Depression: feeling lonely, withdrawal from others. • Acceptance: understand the death.