The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Someone in a Mental Health Crisis

Many mental health professionals recommend that individuals have a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP). DON’T: Make decisions without their consent There’s a common assumption that people who are struggling with their mental health can’t be trusted to make their own decisions. DON’T: Personalize their behavior No one chooses to be in crisis, and a mental health crisis is not an accurate reflection of who someone is. A mental health crisis does not define who someone is, but rather, it’s a temporary period of time which they can endure with the support of those around them. A major life event, including the ending of a meaningful relationship, can be very detrimental to someone’s mental health.

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