Implementing Behavioral Health Crisis Care

SAMHSA is pleased to share its National Guidelines for Mental Health Crisis Care: A Best Practices Toolkit.

Crisis services are an integral component of addressing mental illness in communities across the nation.

These guidelines are intended to assist states and communities with the development and implementation of effective crisis services and systems.

Download the National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care - Best Practice Toolkit Executive Summary (PDF | 1 MB)

Download the National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care – Best Practice Toolkit (PDF | 2 MB)

Last Updated: 02/26/2020