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Author Benas, Nick, author.

Title Mental health emergencies : a first-responder's guide to recognizing and handling mental health crises / Nick Benas and Michele Hart ; foreword by Ben Biddick.

Publication Info. [Hobart, NY] : Hatherleigh Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  616.89 BENAS    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  616.89 BENAS, NICK    Check Shelf
Description xxii, 162 pages ; 21 cm
Note "A guide to recognizing and handling mental health crises"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-162).
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."
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.
Subject Emergency Services, Psychiatric. (DNLM)D004637
Emergency Responders. (DNLM)D060731
Mental Disorders. (DNLM)D001523
United States. (DNLM)D014481
Mental illness -- United States.
People with mental disabilities -- Popular works.
Mentally ill -- Popular works.
Mental illness -- Popular works.
Mental illness. (OCoLC)fst01016547
Mentally ill. (OCoLC)fst01016699
People with mental disabilities. (OCoLC)fst01057383
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Handbooks and manuals. (OCoLC)fst01423877
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Handbooks and manuals.
Added Author Hart, Michele, author.
ISBN 9781578266746 (paperback)
1578266742 (paperback)
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