Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency
Source: National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Focus Population: Family Members, People experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP), People in Recovery from Substance Use, People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
Topics: Crisis Response System, Family, Peer Support, Self-help/Emotional Regulation, Suicide Prevention
NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises, their friends, and their families by providing important, sometimes lifesaving information. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis and resources that may be available for those affected. Also included is information about advocating for a person in crisis along with a sample crisis plan.