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NAMI Booklet on Navigating Mental Health Crisis

The National Alliance on Mental Illness has produced an outstanding resource for anyone dealing with a mental health crisis.

Entitled “Navigating a mental health crisis, a NAMI resource guide for those experiencing a mental health emergency,” the 35-page document is available for downloading here.

Topics includes understanding mental illness, understanding mental health crises, what to do in a mental health crisis and more. The highly detailed information includes what to do in a crisis, what to expect from treatment and advocating for treatment.

While no substitute for treatment, the guide is a good place to start because of its solid information.

For example, “Navigating a mental health crisis” notes that stress and depression can be the result of environmental factors and gives some methods for determining whether a crisis is the result of those environmental factors or mental illness.

Download the PDF document here.

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