Angels in Crisis: How Mobile Crisis Intervention Changes Lives

Angels in Crisis: How Mobile Crisis Intervention Changes Lives

by Bill Martin

A psychologist's poignant account of a challenging case referred by Child Protective Services while working on a mobile mental health crisis team.
"I don't know why he's so angry all the time," Ruby Clarke said of her 11-year old son, Lucas. Ruby had grape juice all over her hair and clothes, and her face was scratched. Having met Liz and me, clinicians for the Mobile Crisis Team, just the week before, Ruby made this first crisis call to help her get Lucas under control.

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Bill MartinBill Martin holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the Union Institute and University. Currently a therapist on an inpatient psychiatry unit in the San Francisco Bay Area, Bill has worked both as a clinician and a supervisor for two separate mobile crisis teams. He can be contacted at bmartin@hsd.cccounty.us.
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