Saturday, March 5, 2016

Is there a better way to respond to a mental health crisis?

This item from the Sane Australia blog discusses a different approach to handling a crisis using a Scandinavian approach called Open Dialogue. This method uses the patients current support network including family & friends as a central part of dealing with a crisis. The idea seems to be for the professionals to support, strengthen & increase the role of the patients own network in the treatment & recovery process. Everyone, including the patient, is involved in discussions about the issue, helping to create a much better care & recovery plan.

It sounds like an interesting approach and may help many people. It can make the recovery process much better, provide ongoing care and support and even reduce the chance of a re-occurrence of the crisis. Definitely worth a look I think.

The information contained in this blog can not be considered medical advice. These are only my own thoughts, feelings & ideas. If you or someone you know are having problems with mental illness please seek qualified medical advice.

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