Crisis Intervention

Elizabeth is a 45-year-old white female who is recently divorced. She is not doing well in her love life and comes to you to get some immediate help because she is depressed and thinking about suicide. She spends the first ten minutes weeping uncontrollably and has a hard time putting words together. Of the nine intentional strategies depicted in your book, which ones will you employ to stabilize this very distraught women, and why (explain and justify your answer)?

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