Violence comes in many different forms. As a basic classification, it can be either physical or mental. Violence can involve hitting or kicking or, for example, hurting someone with words or otherwise causing mental stress and suffering.
In everyday life, the word ‘depression’ may refer to many different things. The phenomenon becomes hard to understand as the word is used to describe both an emotion and a mental disorder.
Uncertainty about the future and living often causes worry and stress. Just like any other change, unemployment can also be a crisis. Even the threat of unemployment may be burdening. Also fixed-term employment and irregular work may cause both financial and emotional uncertainty.
Difficult situations in life
We are faced with many kinds of situations and phases in our lives. Some of them are positive and bring us joy, while others are challenging, even difficult.
Fear of interaction with people
Heikki remembers being timid already as a child and being scared of being the centre of attention at school and talking in front of others. Simply having to answer a question in class would make his heart race and his hands sweat.
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A harmful addiction can develop for any activity or substance that causes feelings of pleasure (eating, drugs, games...).
Obsessive-compulsive disorder is a phobic anxiety disorder. Its primary symptoms include obsessive thoughts and actions the person has no choice but to compulsively obey. Obsessive-compulsive disorder means that the symptoms constantly repeat themselves, causing significant anxiety or suffering.
Moving to another country is a major life change. After arriving in the new country, every immigrant goes through an immigration process during which they internally process the effects caused to their life by changes in the external situation.
Children's Safety Net
The poster "Children's Safety Net" is available also in print as well as a downloadable pdf.