State Employees' Social Security and Social Services Institute
Mexico
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Guide 20. Comprehensive Management of Mental Health Emergencies: Code Purple

Implementation year
2021

The Medical Directorate of Mexico’s State Employees’ Social Security and Social Services Institute (Instituto de Seguridad y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado – ISSSTE), through its National Office of Mental Health (Jefatura Nacional de Salud Mental), prioritizes the implementation of the guidelines set out in the Comprehensive Mental Health Programme (Programa Integral de Salud Mental), as approved by the Board of Directors on 25 March 2021, in order to strengthen the holistic, biopsychosocial care of its users.

Guide 20. Comprehensive Management of Mental Health Emergencies. Code Purple (Guía 20. Manejo Integral de Urgencias en Salud Mental: Código Morado) proposes a series of firm actions to ensure the comprehensive management of mental health emergencies at the three levels of care. This involves the establishment of a comprehensive system through which psychiatrically unstable users can be recognized and managed, with the aim of providing timely, inclusive care in full compliance with human rights to address the mental health emergencies of ISSSTE users in medical units.

Topic:
Health