From the Health Library of How Do I Cope?

What should I do if I’m having a hard time coping with recent changes in my life?
Adjusting to change or coping with a recent traumatic event is a difficult process and can lead to some of the same symptoms as mental illness if left unaddressed. Short-term treatment is often very effective to help prevent long-term distress, especially when you seek help sooner than later. Difficulty coping with change is normal, and talking with a professional to help make a healthy transition does not indicate you have a mental illness.
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