Establishing a mental health crisis plan when the situation is calm may prevent a reactionary response later. Use, review and update this document with clients and develop a system for you, the client and their support system to easily access this document should an emergency arise.
TIP: Clients need to complete a HIPAA Release Form in advance to allow clinicians (and other helping professionals) to share relevant information to crisis workers during emergencies. This will alleviate any ethical dilemmas you may have with sharing confidential knowledge.
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