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Major life events - Severe personal loss

Severe personal loss or changes in your life

You may have experienced a loss of someone or something important to you.

For example it could be:

  • A change in lifestyle: like leaving school or your job
  • When some of your close friends move away
  • The death of a person who is important to you
  • Moving away from the place you know
  • Something important has been stolen from you or destroyed

If more than one of these things happen to you at the same time, it is very difficult. It would be for anyone.

All of these are sudden shocks that you were not really expecting could throw you.

Warning signs of a breakdown