Mental health issues are quite common among people that can lead into having an emotional crisis. Signs can become clear to those around an individual of whether they are in crisis or not. There is only a small percentage of people who get help and without help a boiling point in crisis can be reached.
If you or a loved one has an eating disorder, trauma, substance abuse, depression, or self-injury that turn into suicidal thoughts, then a crisis may be beginning to occur. The tell-tale signs that a crisis is on the horizon may help with trying to avert it before something drastic happens.
Signs Your Are in a Crisis
- Aggressive behavior
- Changes in eating patterns
- Changes in mood
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Chronic physical pain
- Decline in behavior at work or school
- Irrational thoughts
- Low attention span
- Suicidal thoughts
- Thoughts of hurting others
When these symptoms come up it is important to take action to keep the crisis under control. Using a few guidelines may keep the situation so that nobody will be affected by negative behavior resulting from the crisis.
Tell a trusted ally what is happening.
Talking to someone can help take the power out of an adverse situation. Letting somebody that is trusted in on what is actually going on, can turn circumstances around in a better direction.
Get professional help immediately.
Do not wait for something major to develop. If there are unfavorable thoughts or behaviors that are happening, a professional therapist or counselor may be the way to go. Since they are trained for these types of affairs, it is best to let them decide how best to articulate what should happen next.
Learn coping mechanisms for distraction purposes.
Sometimes distractions can make the brain go in a different direction. Using something other than crisis to be engaged in, can completely abort the crisis by getting the mind off it.
Having any of these symptoms that lead to suicidal thoughts must be regulated as soon as possible. Hearing a person talk about suicide should be immediately taken serious. Too many people have died unnecessarily because they were in a crisis that was perceived to be overly dramatic. Suicide is not drama. Suicide is tragic.
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