Acute Psychiatric Crisis

Acute Psychiatric Crisis

A generic term for a situation in which a person is mentally volatile, suicidal, psychotic, or suffering from acute mental decompensation.
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Like the existing Johnson Unit, the new facility will provide inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care, including support for people in acute psychiatric crisis.
The number of public hospital beds for people in acute psychiatric crisis plunged in 2010 to levels not seen since 1850, exerting profound impacts on patients, law enforcement, jails, hospitals and public safety, according to a new study released today by the Treatment Advocacy Center.
The unit provides both inpatient and outpatient behavioral health care, which includes an array of services ranging from marital counseling to support for people in acute psychiatric crisis.
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