Many things can lead to a divorce or break-up, and likewise, people react to it in many different ways. The nature of the relationship and things leading to the break-up affect how you accept the new situation.
End of a relationship
Generalised anxiety disorder
If the feeling of anxiety and distress has lasted over six months, it may be considered a mental disorder.
Story of a victim of a crime
“I was robbed with a gun when I was returning home just before midnight. I knew that someone was following me, but was not able to run away in time."
Hyvää mieltä yhdessä - alakoululaisen mielenterveyden edistäminen
Helsinki, avoin koulutus, 13.-14.1.2016. Koulutuksen ohjelma. Ilmoittautuminen alkaa 2.11.15. Lisätietoja Riikka Nurmi, Suomen Mielenterveysseura.
Coping Skills poster is a practical tool to learn and discuss about different ways of coping with problems and crises.
Mild social shyness, timidity or nervousness are common and normal personality traits. Shyness and timidity often decrease with age as the individual gains more experience and skills in different areas of life.
MIELI Mental Health Finland provides help and support for foreigners
The SOS Crisis Center helps adult foreigners and their family members living in Finland in different crises of life, through conversational help.
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.
Telling about a mental disorder
Even today, it may feel difficult to tell friends and family members about having a mental disorder as people often lack knowledge of mental health problems. Perceptions of mental disorders are often based on past ignorance, poor treatment methods and negative attitudes.
Simultaneous substance abuse and mental health problem
Antti has been drinking heavily for years. Over the past six months, he has also been very depressed.