Understanding Crisis Services: What They Are and When to Access Them
Source: Psychiatric Times
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Topics: Crisis Response System, Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization, Suicide Prevention
This article from authors Scott Zeller, MD, Emily Kircher, MPH, RN, is written for mental health clinicians. It explains what a mental health crisis is; provides yes/no questions for determining if a patient is in crisis, and if they are a danger to themselves or others; describes signs of suicidality, psychosis, mania, and crisis related to substance use; and offers suggestions for how to respond and where to go for crisis intervention.