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Crisis Intervention: An Essential Component of Culturally Competent Clinical Case Management

Comprehensive clinical case management can help public mental health clients maintain the necessruy balance between managing external stressors and the intrapsychic reactions they face due to the nature of their illness, difficult socioeconomic conditions, and a sometimes unresponsive mental health system that does not adequately respond to their needs. Disruptions in this balance account for many of the situations requiring clinical intervention to alleviate symptoms and reduce external stress. Restoration of this balance forms one of the cornerstones of crisis intervention theory.