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Should I Get Help for a Crisis?

Virtually everyone will experience a personal crisis at some point in their life. How long that crisis lasts, how adverse its effects are, and what benefits or undesirable outcomes are ultimately derived from it will vary depending on one’s approach to intervention. Most of us are taught to be self-reliant. It’s a worthy value, but self-reliance does not mean delaying taking advantage of—or avoiding—helpful resources, whether it is a fire extinguisher or professional mental health counseling. The real skill is your ability to define a crisis early; don’t allow resistance to external resource solutions let the crisis you face become more difficult to resolve due to delayed intervention.


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