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CRISIS INTERVENTION. CRISIS-(1) A state of emotionalupset-(2) A state of desequilibrium anddisorganisationA crisis situation is overwhelmingmay involve danger to theindividuals personal securityPERSONS RESPONSE TO A CRISES Affected person may become disorganisedintially may feels powerful and mobiliseenergy to fight the stressful event-whereby-Muscles become tense- The heart beat faster and work extra hardto pump blood to the muscles- Become mentally alert and their pupil dilate- Extra heat generated by increased musclesactivity is lost through sweatingCONT When the threat or personal danger is over-muscles relax- The heart rate drop- Sweating stops- Mental alertness drops and- The pupils assume their usual sizeIf threat persist stress related state of fatigueresult and this may lead into a crisisCOPING WITH STRESS Indiviadual go through many stressfulsituation and learn to make necessaryadjustment to cope with stress throughmaking changes( eg if a course stresses youcan change to another course)Controlling the situation learn how to say no, know your limit and stick to them Refuse to accept added responsibilitiesCONT Avoid stressful situation eg avoid people whostresses you,avoid topic that stresses you Changing the way one think eg if you cantchange the stressor change self by changingyour attitude and expectation Dont try to control the uncontrollableespecially the bahavior of other pe

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