Crisis Assistance Service

You likely have an idea in your mind about how you want your life to go.

But what happens when something unexpected interferes with how you live? While some individuals take the appropriate steps to rectify a minor setback, for others, these unexpected life turns can become debilitating. It’s normal for individuals to experience emotional and physical aftershock or stress following a traumatic event. This is what we refer to as “crisis.”

The way individuals cope with crisis depends on their history and prior experiences. Sometimes these traumatic events are so painful that professional counselling may be necessary in order to cope with them.

A crisis can be experienced in different ways:

  • They can affect different groups of individuals such as students, employees or society as a whole. These types of crises could include a strike, assault, physical injury, accident, death, suicide, robbery, homicide, etc.
  • Or, they could affect a broader spectrum of people; including fire, natural disasters, riots, terrorism, pandemics, and racial incidents.

When dealing with a crisis, individuals often experience emotional or physical responses, or a combination of both. In turn, these reactions can have a wide range of implications on an individual’s personal and professional life.

Emotional reactions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Intense emotion and reactivity
  • Depression and numbness
  • Flashbacks and nightmares
  • Triggering events and people

Physical reactions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Aches and pains
  • Weakness, dizziness, and fatigue
  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Changes in appetite and digestive problems
  • Increased alcohol consumption and/or substance abuse

Aspiria’s Crisis Assistance service can help an individual dealing with crisis by:

  • Assisting you with recognizing your own feelings
  • Creating a support system with family and friends
  • Assisting with setting small realistic goals to help tackle obstacles
  • Promoting physical activity as much as possible
  • Assisting with creating a balanced schedule

For more information about our Crisis Assistance service, please contact your Account Manager. To learn how your organization can enroll in our EAP or SAP, please contact us today.