What Is Society’s Response?
Ultimately society wants its adults to be productive and contributing members of society. These situations often feel like the end of the world when someone is going through it, but it doesn’t need to be.
Many of the needs mentioned above are being addressed by various institutions:
- Higher Education Community
- Mental Health Community (self-employed or employees within the institutions mentioned above)
- Career Development Professionals (self-employed or employees within the institutions mentioned above)
How many of these individuals know about these support services? Most do not. If they did, would they know where to begin when asking for help? How many of them have the emotional stability and mental energy to be able to navigate such services while in the midst of a personal crisis?
The document “Different Types of Counselors” illustrates how different skilled professionals can assist these people at different points in the person’s transition.