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Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises
Published: September 2009This manual offers guidance on improving services for people living with serious mental illness or emotional health issues during a mental health crises. It defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to crises in diverse situations. The manual is a companion to: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide.
SAFE-T Pocket Card: Suicide Assessment Five-Step Evaluation and Triage for Clinicians
Published: September 2009This resource gives a brief overview on conducting a suicide assessment using a five-step evaluation and triage plan. The five-step plan involves identifying risk factors and protective factors, conducting a suicide inquiry, determining risk level and interventions, and documenting a treatment plan. Download SAMHSA's Suicide Safe mobile app on your mobile device. This item comes in packs of 50.
Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System
Mental Health Response to Mass Violence and Terrorism: A Field Guide
Published: January 2004This manual guides disaster response workers in assisting survivors of mass violence and terrorism and their families. It discusses basic counseling skills, when to refer to mental health services, populations with special needs, and stress prevention and management for workers.