“What to do in a Psychiatric Crisis” is a writable brochure tool that equips mental health advocates, professionals agencies to quickly and economically publish the local information that families and others need most when a mental health emergency affects someone they know.
NOTICE TO USERS: If you do not have Adobe Standard or Adobe Professional software on your computer, you will be able to complete the brochure tool online with PDFescape.com (or an open-source free pdf program of your choice). PDFescape instructions are located on pages 2 and 8 of the instruction manual.
The tool includes:
- A pre-formatted brochure template that can be filled in at any computer and printed on any letter-sized paper
- Pre-written general information about psychiatric crisis that families and caregivers everywhere need to know in an emergency
- Open spaces for local names, addresses, telephone numbers and other local emergency information
To begin creating a brochure for your community, download the following:
- Instructions - illustrated step-by-step directions to producing a "What to do in a Psychiatric Crisis" brochure for your community
- Brochure tool Side 1 - The outside panels of the brochure
- Brochure tool Side 2 - The inside panels of the brochure
To complete the brochure, you will need information about the civil commitment laws and standards in your state provided on this website as well as local information you gather in your own community. You will find the state information you need in "State Standards Charts for Assisted Treatment - Civil Commitment Criteria and Initiation Procedures."