Year: 1985 Source: International Congress for Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention, (13th: 1985: Vienna), 8p. SIEC No: 19861084

Described is a crisis intervention unit model developed at the Toronto East General Hospital. The philosophy behind the crisis intervention unit is that at risk patients require immediate & specialized treatment. The unit has 5 programs in the hospital & in the community–an emergency dept. consultation service a short term inpatient unit & a crisis outpatient service.The 2 community based services are the home visit program & the native community crisis team. (NBB)