First Aid/Mental Health Emergency

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A mental health emergency (or 'crisis'), is a form of medical emergency in which the mental state or mental capacity of a patient is adversely compromised or impaired compared to that considered normal.

Causes[edit]

The causes and triggers of a 'Crisis' can be complex, and highly subjective to the individual patient.

Whilst a 'crisis' can be triggered by physical injury , for example shock or brain injury, 'Crisis' can present itself independently.

Assessment[edit]

Treatment[edit]

In treating a crisis, the assistance of trained mental health professionals is always advised.

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