emergency treatment for such crises as attempted suicide, violence, trauma.
Any activity provided in the natural environment aimed at the reduction of acute emotional disabilities and their physical and social manifestations.
At times of acute danger or difficulty staff become involved with a person to help change the course of their condition.
Services and supports aimed at helping a person manage a crisis safely and return to his or her regular life.
Form of brief psychotherapy that emphasizes identification of the event precipitating the emotional crisis. Often used in hospital emergency rooms.
psychotherapy that focuses on acute critical situations (depressive episodes or attempted suicides or drug overdoses) with the aim of restoring the person to the level of functioning before the crisis
(KRY-sis IN-tur-VEN-shun) Immediate, short-term counseling (talking with a professional counselor) to stop a critical emotional incident (e.g., attempted suicide or drug overdose) from getting worse. Crisis intervention is not meant to solve the problem that led up to the crisis.
Assisting individuals or their families in emergency situations, for example, housing medical, and/or psychiatric needs.
Provision of services intended to help a person dealing with a specific turning point in his\her life for which customary modes of adaptation have proven inadequate. The approach is aimed at assisting in decision making and supporting the client until he deals with the situation independently.
Immediate response to acute critical situations (depressive episodes or attempted suicides or drug overdoses) intended to restore the person to the level of functioning before the crisis.