Facing A Crisis

Published on January 31, 2020

As I write this, the world is facing a growing health crisis.

The so-called “2019 novel corona virus,” traced to originate from Wuhan, China, is fast spreading to different countries, such as the USA, Canada, Korea, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Philippines, among others.

Recent news tells us that in China, already hundreds have been killed and thousands infected by the new virus, where no cure or medicine is found yet.

Because of this, the WHO (World Health Organization) has declared the crisis an emergency of global or international concern.

Facing a crisis, such as we currently have now, is very psychological and spiritual.

We go through it. We’re called to stay calm and rise above it. That includes consciously not adding to or living in the problem, such as having unnecessary breakdowns or overreactions, panic attacks, anxiety, or outbursts.

People's psychological and emotional reactions in times of crisis or threat can at times be overblown. They do more harm than good.

As one netizen put it, “Don’t be OA, just keep your self healthy and protected.”

While we devise a pro-active course of preparing for and facing the crisis, we breathe. We “fix” our thoughts and emotions to respond with hope, faith, and resilience.

Of course, we need a lot courage. It’s facing adversity in the face of fear. Those who have this respond safely, responsibly, and heroically to the crisis.

“What lies behind us, and what lies before us, are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us,” says Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer and transcendentalist.

Pray, as well. God’s support and comfort are there to give us courage to rise above any crisis. With God as our strength, we need not fear anything on earth.

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Psalm 46:1).


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Category(s):Coping with Medical Problems, Fear, Health / Illness / Medical Issues

Written by:

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

Dr. Angelo Subida is a clinical psychotherapist, author, and speaker. He is author of books "Inner Healing," "Secrets Of Your Self," "Chess and Life," among others, blogs, and articles. He has appeared frequently as an expert on psychotherapy/life recovery issues on national television, radio broadcasts, print media, and webcasts, including GMA 7, TV 5, ABS CBN 2, Q-11, 700 Club, Radyo Veritas, Inquirer Radio, Smart Parenting Magazine, Business Mirror, among others, and has served as resident therapist/counselor for parents and kid-artists in the highly popular ABS-CBN 2 Voice Kids TV singing reality show. Dr. Subida is an eclectic, multidisciplinary therapist and originator of his own revolutionary high-tech, high-touch counseling plus model. His areas of specialization include parent-child therapy, clinical infidelity treatment, relationship/marital counseling, separation/divorce therapy, anger management, depression, addictions, psychotherapy-spirituality integration, and innovative chess therapy. For more of Dr. Subida, you can find him at www.drsubida.com.

Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist belongs to Dr. Angelo O. Subida Psychotherapy Clinic in Philippines