A crisis is someone’s personal reaction to an event or experience in their life they find hard to cope with.
People may experience crisis as a result of many events. These can include, but are not limited to:
A crisis is a very individual reaction to an event or experience. One person may be extremely affected by an event, while someone else experiencing the same event may experience little or no negative effects.
If a crisis is not dealt with in a healthy way, it can lead to longer lasting mental health issues, as well as social and physical problems.
What is crisis support? back to top
Crisis support is short term, and centres on providing people with assistance, non-judgemental support and resources in their time of need.
The main aim of crisis support is to help reduce stress and improve the person’s ability to cope with their current situation, as well as with future crises.
Lifeline believes that crisis support saves lives. We are committed to reaching out to those in crisis to offer an immediate response when difficulties seem overwhelming. Crisis support prevents unsafe and damaging reactions to difficulties, and creates opportunities for personal growth and change.