At some point in our lives, we all may experience stress. This stress may be related to work, school, family, relationships and financial issues are common sources of stress for many of us. However, other life-changing events such as divorce, marriage issues, loss, trauma, moving, illnesses, and death of a loved one may cause a level of stress that is not manageable by our normal means of handling stress and may cause someone to feel overwhelmed, defeated or as if life is out of control.
Life-changing events may also cause a persistent or constant feeling of stress, which commonly may lead to more complex problems and symptoms, such as:
- Seeping more than usual or lack of sleep
- Poor concentration
- Emotional outbursts that may include crying, laughing, or anger
Life-changing events affect individuals differently. There are many treatment options available to help better understand, cope with and reduce the common symptoms associated with life-stressors. If you have experienced a life-changing event that is having a negative effect on your personal, school, work or social life please contact our office to explore possible treatment options.