Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: Resource Guide and Infographics

These resources were created by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, an SMI Adviser content partner, and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.

NAMI developed this guide to support people experiencing mental health crises, their friends and 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.

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis (Resource Guide)

Warning signs (Infographic)

What to do if you suspect someone is thinking about suicide (Infographic)

What to do in a mental health crisis (Infographic)

Preparing for a crisis (Infographic)

A crisis plan (Infographic)

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