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Crisis Counseling

Learn more about crisis counseling, including the crisis response, the effects of crisis situations, and the crisis counseling process.

What is a Crisis?
In mental health terms, a crisis is an individual's reaction to an event, situation, or stressor. Learn more about the various definitions of a crisis.

Common Reactions to a Crisis
Individual reaction to a crisis or traumatic event can vary widely. Learn more about some of the common reactions to a crisis.

What Is Crisis Counseling?
In mental health terms, a crisis refers not to a traumatic event or experience, but to how an individual responds to the situation. Learn more about the essential elements of crisis counseling.

What Is Resilience?
Why do some people fail in the face of challenges, while others thrive? People who have resilience are able to utilize their coping skills and strengths to cope and recover from problems and challenges.

Characteristics of Resilience
We all respond differently to stress, but some people exhibit characteristics that make them more resilient in the face of a crisis. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to develop and strengthen these characteristics.

10 Ways to Become More Resilient
Research has shown that while some people seem to come by resilience naturally, these behaviors can also be learned. The following are just a few of the techniques you should focus on in order to foster your own resilience.

Quiz - How Resilient Are You?
How would you fare in a crisis situation? Would you be able to stay calm, look for solutions and manage your emotions? Test your coping skills by answering the following questions. By identifying your strengths and weaknesses, you will be able to develop a plan to further develop your crisis coping abilities and increase your overall resilience.

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