Knowing the signs of a serious problem and what to do during a mental health crisis is essential part of being a caregiver. As a caregiver, confidence in your plan will alleviate your concern. The most important principle is safety for you and then for your loved one and others.
The following is some information you may find helpful. We encourage you fill out the contact list in our downloadable crisis brochure. Be ready if you need to call 9-1-1. You may need to fill out a third party statement. Consider the criteria needed for emergency detention, listed in the crisis brochure, when filling out this statement. And learn more about suicide prevention.