Crisis Planning for Family/Friends

For people who are gravely disabled or in immediate danger to themselves or others:

Call 911 and ask for 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.

For families who want to prepare for a crisis:

The most important thing a family member can do is provide information. The following forms should 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 our booklet, Planning for and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis, will help you meet successfully.

Planning Guide

Get a free copy of the NAMI Indiana Crisis Guide by contacting the NAMI Indiana office, 800-677-6442 or download a PDF here.