Fall 2009: Mental Health Crisis
Network, Fall 2009
Volume 25, Number 2
IN THIS ISSUE: Guest Editorial: Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Is the True Measure of a Civil Society – Here’s Your Hat, What’s Your Hurry? – From “Emergency Couch” to Emergency Care – Still Waiting… – Engaging Youth in Crisis: Keira’s Story – First Responders – Tip Sheet: How to Respond to Someone in a Mental Health Crisis – Invisible Caregiver – Family Support in the ER – Warm Lines – Research Snapshot: SEEI Crisis Studies – The Gold Standard: Responding as a System to Mental Health Crisis
HERE’S YOUR HAT, WHAT’S YOUR HURRY?
When mental illness visits the ER
FROM “EMERGENCY COUCH” TO EMERGENCY CARE
Ensuring access to ER alternatives for people in mental health crisis
Ontarians speak out for better access to treatment
ENGAGING YOUTH IN CRISIS: KEIRA’S STORY
Mindyourmind inspires young people to reach out for support
Police as front-line mental health workers
How to respond to someone in a mental health crisis
A father’s story of caring for his mentally ill daughter
FAMILY SUPPORT IN THE ER
A little information and a little advocacy can go a long way
Preventing crisis, one call at a time
Caring for our most vulnerable is the true measure of a civil society
SEEI crisis studies
THE GOLD STANDARD
Responding as a system to mental health crisis
Normand Hébert, J’ai mal à la tête (gouche et collage sur carton), 1994. Collection Les Impatients.
Reproduced by permission. This work appeared in the 2003 exhibit Mindscapes/Vues de l’esprit, Ottawa.