Crisis Planning for Family/Friends

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

        Call 911
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.

NAMI Indiana Planning Guide

The NAMI Indiana Crisis Guide is currently under review to have the most up-to-date information to reflect a change in law. Until the state resource is updated, please reference the NAMI planning guide and state directory.