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Before a Mental Health Crisis: Creating a Safety Plan

A Family Safety Plan is a document that you create collaboratively with family members and is a “playbook” of the best ways to minimize or divert a mental health crisis with a family member. The goal of the plan is to identify possible triggers for a mental health issue and actions, under different scenarios, to minimize or prevent a crisis and ensure the safety of your loved one and other family members. Suggestions for the components of an Emergency Plan are also included because sometimes, despite best efforts, a mental health crisis will occur. Tip Sheet includes a template you can use to build your Emergency Plan.


https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1155&context=pib

 

Related Topics

  • Caregiving/Caregiver Support
  • Crisis
  • Family Involvement and Engagement
  • Legal (Justice Systems, Incarcerated Family Support)
  • Adult Children