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Mental health emergencies : a first-responder's guide to recognizing and handling mental health crises

Author: Nick Benas; Michele Hart
Publisher: [Hobart, NY] : Hatherleigh Press, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Benas; Michele Hart
ISBN: 9781578266746 1578266742
OCLC Number: 1002176978
Notes: "A guide to recognizing and handling mental health crises"--Cover.
Description: xxii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
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.
Responsibility: Nick Benas and Michele Hart ; foreword by Ben Biddick.

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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."

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