Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Planning for and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis


For families who want to prepare for a crisis:
The most important thing a family member can do is provide information. The following forms should be printed and filled-out in the case that a loved one suffers a psychiatric crisis:


When a person is in a psychiatric crisis, it is imperative to be able to get him or her into treatment as quickly as possible. This can present a very significant challenge that we hope our booklet, Planning for and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis, will help you meet successfully.

For people who are gravely disabled or in immediate danger to themselves or others:
Call 911 and ask for a CIT Officer

For people thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:
800-273-8255

For NAMI Indiana telephone support to help plan for an impending crisis:
800-677-6442
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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