The Prevention and Management of Mental Health Emergencies

Brian Van Brunt, Ed.D., President, NaBITA; Partner, TNG
David Denino, LPC, NCC, Director Emeritus of Counseling Services, Southern Connecticut State University
M.J. Raleigh, Ph.D., NCC, LCPC, LCMHC, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Michelle N. Issadore, M.Ed., Executive Vice President, Association and Training Operations, TNG

It is difficult for student affairs professionals to effectively address the myriad of mental health crisis events with which they come in contact on a daily basis. These challenges include: depression, sexual assault, anger and aggression, alcohol and prescription pill addiction, eating disorders, passive aggression, anxiety and panic, trauma recovery, unusual social behavior, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, and those recovering from grief or loss.

This book offers fifteen engaging and accessible case studies that offer practical guidance for residence life staff, conduct officers, campus law enforcement, faculty and administrators to better manage mental health crisis events on campus. Each case study contains thought provoking-discussions, questions, advice on “what to do” and “what not to do,” as well as additional resources, and insightful summaries on how to address the problem from the counseling perspective. Unlike other technical manuals that discusses mental health emergencies, this book offers advice and guidance in a clear, easy to understand language and is specifically tailored for student affairs professionals.

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