Mental Health Emergencies

Mental Health Emergencies

A First-responder's Guide to Recognizing and Handling Mental Health Crises

Book - 2017
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"Ready reference to mental and emotional health crises and concerns, providing overviews and expert guidance on more serious problems. Ideal for first-responders, teachers, counselors, and human resource professionals. Developed from best-practices of psychiatry, psychology and mental health counseling, Mental Health Emergencies is a guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in distress who most need help including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts."
Publisher: ©2017
[United States] :, Hatherleigh Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781578266746
1578266742
Characteristics: xxii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Biddick, Ben
Hart, Michele - Author
Contents: Part I. An introduction to mental health. What affects our mental health?
What is a mental health emergency?
How to prepare yourself as a first responder
Supporting others in a mental health emergency
How to use this book. Part II. Mental health conditions: the quick reference guide. Anxiety
Depression
Somatic symptoms
Personality disorders
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Substance use disorders
Psychosis
Suicidal behaviors
Trauma & stress related disorders
Self-injury
Eating disorders. Part III. Getting ahead of a mental health crisis. Determining a person's needs
Support
How to handle vulnerability and build mental health resiliency
De-escalating a situation
Mental health self-care.
Summary: "Ready reference to mental and emotional health crises and concerns, providing overviews and expert guidance on more serious problems. Ideal for first-responders, teachers, counselors, and human resource professionals. Developed from best-practices of psychiatry, psychology and mental health counseling, Mental Health Emergencies is a guide to providing much-needed care and support to the people in distress who most need help including self-injury, eating disorders, substance abuse, psychosis, and suicidal thoughts."

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