4 Steps to Problem Solving
This information is sourced from the Australian Psychological Society (APS). For more information please visit www.psychology.org.au
Following major traumatic events and natural disasters, people experience some common and often distressing reactions. These can include strong feelings of grief or anger, difficulty sleeping, or unhelpful behaviours like drinking more alcohol or arguing with people more than usual. But working on some basic coping skills can help a lot. For many individuals, these skills will be enough to enhance recovery and help tackle stressful issues. One very useful skill is problem solving.
When required to adapt to an ever-changing global emergency, people may struggle with a variety of problems, from how to get their basic health, economic and social needs met to worrying about arguments with their partner, or struggling to supervise children adequately in a new or altered environment.