xxii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
"A guide to recognizing and handling mental health crises"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162).
"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."
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.