from NAMI Indiana:
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 situation can present a very significant
challenge that we hope this booklet will help you meet successfully.
In the booklet itself, we will describe the general parameters of what to do to
get help in a psychiatric crisis. As you are probably aware, there are 25 Community
Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) with office locations serving 92 counties in Indiana.
Each of these CMHCs has its unique set procedures, and so it will be critical to contact
the one serving the county in which your person in crisis resides, to become
cognizant of what these procedures are. Contact information is on pages 17 - 20 of
The information contained in Planning for and Responding to a
Mental Health Crisis (“Crisis Booklet”) is subject to constant change.
Further, the information contained herein is intended for general information
purposes only. It is not to be considered medical or legal
advice, and it is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified
medical and/or psychiatric professional, or competent legal counsel.
The information contained herein is not intended to dictate what constitutes
reasonable, appropriate or best care for any given issue or circumstance.
Individuals should consult a qualified health care provider for medical
and/or psychiatric advice, and with competent legal counsel for