Term Crisis Intervention
Code RP-1500
Definition Programs that provide immediate assistance for people who are in acute emotional distress; who are or perceive themselves to be in life-threatening situations; who are a danger to themselves or to others; or who are hysterical, frightened or otherwise unable to cope with a problem that requires immediate action. The objective of crisis intervention is to defuse the critical nature of the situation, ensure the person's safety, and return the individual to a state of equilibrium in which he or she is capable of identifying and seeking solutions to the problem.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 12/16/14
Use References Crisis Counseling
Emergency Behavioral Health Care
Emergency Behavioral Health Treatment
Emergency Mental Health Care
Emergency Mental Health Treatment
Emergency Psychiatric Care
Emergency Psychiatric Treatment
See Also References Crisis Intervention Skills Development (TP-6650.1600)
Crisis Intervention Volunteer Opportunities (PX-1800.1500-100)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (RP-8000.1500)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (RP-8000.1950)
Substance Use Disorder Crisis Intervention (RX-8470.8200)
External Classification Terms Crisis Intervention (NPC F02)
Emergency Psychiatric Care (UW
Hotlines & Crisis Intervention (NTE F40)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (CAN MH-500)
Mental Health/Substance Use Disorders (USA MH-500)
Related Concepts Emergency and Crisis Services
Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Facet Service
Bibliographic References

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