The Importance Of Mental Health Crisis

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When an individual is exposed to situations that cause feelings of distress and emotional strain, it is not uncommon for one to have a mental health crisis. A mental health crisis may result in conflicting coping mechanisms that diversely range from the undisciplined use of substances such as alcohol or drugs; could present in the form of self-harm or even manifest as externalising violent behaviours, amongst an array of other indicators that are specific to the individual’s personality and history. Any of these conflicts can be extremely distressing to an individual and therefore it is crucial for the health care professionals who are responsible for providing care, to have the adequate knowledge, skills and attitudes to ensure the best recovery …show more content…
By temporarily hindering an individual’s autonomy, there can be regression of recovery. The argument lies within the question of wether short-term, temporary loss of control could lead to long-term regain of control once a more functional state of mind has been established. The evidence around this indicates that when an individual is in an altered mind state that logical and ? mechanisms are retarded. This retardation decreases the ability to make calculated decisions regarding ones health, which in turn may suppress the ability to lead a fully functional lifestyle. When compulsory treatment is inflicted, the advancement of these abilities back to a normal level can lead to the client making positive recovery focused informed decisions that pave a path towards good health and living fulfilled lives in the presence or absence of mental …show more content…
A model that promotes a systemic way of facilitating change is “…”. Firstly is pre-contemplation, where the client does not consider there to be any problem or is refusing to collaborate or share information. This is a challenging mind frame to alter and often it is when the problem hits a point of highest acuity that the client may soften to the idea of change. Next is contemplation which sees the client going between the desire to bring about change but also the familiarity and ease of keeping old habits. It is important for the nurse to explore and clarify the decision making process and identify strengths during this

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