A CAREGIVERS PERSPECTIVE IN A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS
NO ONE WALKS ALONE, WE WALK WITH YOU
DEVELOPING ALTERNATIVE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE MODELS
Some Canadian communities are searching for alternative models of mental health crisis response to reduce harm to those
living with a mental illness. Caregivers know the search isn’t complete without knowing what’s happening as the
crisis develops, the thinking around calling/not calling police, the experience when a loved one is taken to the
hospital, what goes into diagnosis, discharge and ongoing recovery.
We visualized and described a mental health crisis in 8 steps and asked the caregiver community to flesh out the experience.
Learn more about what we heard and what we plan to do about it in the coming months – see our Action Plan.