In moments that require adaptability, many people are able to adjust quickly to a “new normal” following events or situations that cause a significant change or major disruption. At other times, though, people can have great difficulty coping with major life events and significant changes.
Grief is a natural response to a painful, significant loss of a loved one. While most human beings will go through the grieving process at some time in their lives, it’s essential to understand that every person’s experience will be unique
An existential crisis may occur when a person frequently wonders whether life has any inherent meaning or purpose. Experiencing an existential crisis does not necessarily mean that a person has a mental health problem. In some cases, an existential crisis can be a positive experience.
Providing care to a friend or family member can be a stressful experience, making caregivers especially vulnerable to mental health challenges. With the right support system in place, caregiving can be a rewarding and valuable experience.
Compassion fatigue, also known as secondary traumatic stress or vicarious traumatization, is characterized by stress that results from helping those who are suffering from significant emotional distress or trauma.
Moral injury is frequently misunderstood and it is difficult to tease apart from other mental health diagnoses and struggles. People can experience a moral injury when they are put in a situation where they must behave in a way or witness behaviors that transgresses their deeply held values and beliefs
Not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD. But, for some trauma survivors, experiencing trauma can lead to mental health challenges that interfere with everyday life.
According to the American Psychological Association, approximately 50% of individuals will experience at least one traumatizing event during their lives.