This resource was created by SMI Adviser content partners and approved by the SMI Adviser clinical expert team for inclusion in the knowledge base.
A crisis is any situation in which a person’s behaviors put them at risk of hurting themselves or others. A crisis is also when a person cannot resolve the situation with the skills and resources available to them. It is never more important to have empathy for someone who is experiencing serious mental illness (SMI) than when they’re in crisis.
View this fact sheet to learn more about helping you or your loved ones prepare for a crisis.