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Glossary: crisis intervention, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

crisis intervention

(KRY-sis IN-ter-VEN-shun)

Immediate, short-term counseling (talking with a professional counselor) to stop a critical emotional incident (e.g., attempted suicide or drug overdose) from getting worse. Crisis intervention is not meant to solve the problem that led up to the crisis.

2006-01-25