Sunday, April 30, 2017

Responding to a Mental Health Crisis

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 this booklet.

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 legal advice. 



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