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 people thinking about suicide, call the National Suicide Prevention 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:
- NAMI Indiana Crisis Guide: "Planning for and Responding to a Mental Health Crisis'"
- Crisis Plan
- Medical History Form
- Emergency Medical Health Information
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.