Common Elements of a Crisis: The Vulnerable State
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For a person to be considered in a crisis, the person must be in a vulnerable state. Going without sleep for a couple of nights can make a person vulnerable to a situation to a situation that that person would usually handle easily. Illness or depression lowers the capability to cope.
It is important that during times of vulnerability to guide and counsel the person to not make any major decision because such decisions are regretted later most of the time.