Year: 2020 Source: Rockville, MD: Author. (2020). 80 p. SIEC No: 20200578

This National Guidelines for Behavioral Health Crisis Care Best Practice Toolkit (National Guidelines for Crisis Care) responds to SAMHSA’s mission by providing science-based, real-world tested best-practice guidance to the behavioral health field. The Toolkit reflects careful consideration of all relevant clinical and health service research, review of top national program practices and replicable approaches that support best practice implementation. Select nonfederal clinical researchers, service providers, program administrators and patient advocates offered input on specific topicsin their areas of expertise to reach consensus on the best practices chosen to be included in this Toolkit. The evolution of this National Guidelines for Crisis Care benefited from the 15 year catalog of work of the SAMHSA-funded National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention’s Crisis Services Task Force that
produced Crisis Now recommendations in 2016, the Interdepartmental Seriously Mentally Ill Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) report to Congress in 2017 and feedback from exceptional crisis providers and administrators from around the nation. Field reviewers then assessed draft content prior to publication.