Mental Health Crisis Planning for Families


Created by the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Minnesota. Learn to recognize, manage, prevent and plan for your child's mental health crisis. This booklet will help you as a parent or guardian to understand what can cause a crisis, the warning signs of a crisis, the strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, resources that may be available and how to create a crisis plan. Information on communication and advocacy skills for families is included along with a sample crisis plan.