Life events can be stressful

There are many life events that can be viewed as stressful, such as being involved in, or witnessing an accident, being a victim of, or witnessing abuse or violence, or having someone close to you die. Any stressful event can affect your emotions.

Source: Coping with a stressful event @ Get through tough times

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