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Crisis Intervention

Organizations and resources for those intervening in cases of trauma or disaster.
  1. Suicide Resources (25)

Suicidal? Read this Now.
An excellent and convincing resource for those who may be suicidal. Also, a model for those considering a therapy site. This type of message is a "must."

Befrienders International
Support site for those who are depressed or feeling suicidal. A great online resource.

Crisis Intervention in a Psychedelic Crisis
Since the mid-sixties, when experimentation with LSD and other psychedelics moved from psychiatric institutes and clinics to private homes and public places the role of mental health professionals in regard to these substances has been drastically redefined. Paper by Stanislav Grof, M.D.

Critical Incident Stress Debriefing.
The ICSF site provides information on signs and symptoms of Critical Incident Stress.

Disaster Mental Health
John D. Weaver, presents this comprehensive and valuable site for professionals helping disaster/trauma victims.

Individual Differences and Debriefing Effectiveness
A paper discussing that acceptance of individual differences in reactions to traumatic stress may help us better manage emergency workers'training and in-service education, but there is the risk it may be misinterpreted as blaming an individual for reacting to events.

NASW Disaster Trauma Working Group
Information and articles related to social work practice with those traumatized by disaster.

Origins and History of Debriefing
A paper discussing social science versus social movements:The origins and natural history of debriefing.

The Samaritans
The Samaritans is a registered charity based in the UK and Republic of Ireland that provides confidential emotional support to any person who is suicidal or despairing; and that increases public awareness of issues around suicide and depression.

Traumatic Incident Reduction FAQ's
Definitions and training opportunities.

Traumatic Incident Reduction
Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) is a simple, systematic and effective technique for permanently reducing or eliminating the effects of traumatic events. TIR is a focused, anamnestic (memory recovery) technique which allows the client to be freed of flashbacks, anxiety, recurring memories and nightmares associated with a traumatic incident.

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