Emergency Mental Health Educational Manual


This manual contains the core information necessary for healthcare providers and frontline responders to work within the context of mental health emergencies. Key topics include: management of psychiatric emergencies, psychopharmacology in emergency psychiatry, emergency management of substance abuse related disorders, the confused older adult in the emergency department, legal guidelines, suicide risk assessments, aggressive behaviour risk assessments, and how to understand developmental issues when working with individuals with personality disorders.


This document appears here with permission from the UBC Department of Psychiatry and the BC Ministry of Health. The material is only current to the date of initial publication. New, more accurate, information may be available. For completeness, please investigate the most recent details on this topic.

Alice Chan,
Joseph A. Noone