SAMHSA

National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care

Charles Smith, PhD & Amy Hudsun, MA; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Publication Date: Dec 16, 2020

National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care


December 16, 2020 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently published a new guidebook, “Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives.” This free guidebook is composed of SAMHSA’s National Guidelines for Crisis Care – A Best Practice Toolkit and related crisis service papers.

 

The toolkit defines national guidelines in crisis care and provides strategies for implementing and evaluating care. The included crisis services papers address issues including homelessness, substance use, financing crisis care, diverse populations, rural areas, and other key issues relevant to crisis services.


Resources


Crisis Services: Meeting Needs, Saving Lives Guidebook

The National Guidelines for Crisis Care - A Best Practice Toolkit

Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crisis: Practice Guidelines

Visit the Crisis Now website.