Crisis Management

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Crises can have an effect on a persons physical health as well as their emotional state. In todays 60 Second Housecall, Dr. Edward Hill discusses crisis management and the effects of a crisis on a persons well-being.

Dr. Hill:

A crisis is when you feel you cannot cope with something. You might feel that an event is out of your control or that it is dangerous for your physical or emotional health.

Any event can cause a crisis. Some examples are life changes, like having a baby or retiring, or things that upset you, like a car crash, being in a hurricane or earthquake. Medical and emotional problems also can cause a crisis.

If you are having a crisis you may feel anxious or panicked. Some people have symptoms like an upset stomach or headaches. Some people feel tired.

Here are some tips that can help you cope with a crisis:

Stay calm. Breathe deeply and relax your muscles.

Get support from your friends and family.

Face the problem and take action to solve it.

Think positively.

Learn from your crisis. A crisis may cause problems, but it also can help you to grow and cope better in the future.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.