Crisis Planning for Family/Friends
For people who are gravely disabled or in immediate danger to themselves or others:
Ask if your community can offer a CIT officer
For suicidal crisis, mental health crisis, substance use crisis, or emotional distress, call the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline:
For NAMI Indiana telephone support to help plan for an impending crisis:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Resources to plan for crisis:
The most important thing a family member can do is provide information in the time of crisis. NAMI offers a book to help you prepare for a mental health emergency:
For assistance navigating Indiana's Psychiatric Hospitals:
The following forms can be printed and filled-out in the case that a loved one suffers a psychiatric crisis:
When a person is in a psychiatric crisis, it is imperative to be able to get him or her into treatment as quickly as possible. This can present a very significant challenge that we hope these resources will help you meet successfully.