Practice Guidelines Download only This manual offers guidance on improving services for people living with serious mental illness or emotional health issues during a mental health crises. It defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to crises in diverse situations. The manual is a companion to: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: A Step-by-Step Guide. Publication ID SMA09-4427 Publication Date September 2009 Format Guidelines or Manual Download Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises PDF 383.63 KB Related Resources CIT Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice Find Related Information Audience Law Enforcement Professional Care Providers Population Group Homeless as Population Group People with Mental Health Problems as Population Group You May Also Be Interested In Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Methods for Using Data to Inform Practice: This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises. MedTEAM (Medication Treatment, Evaluation, and Management) Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT This kit equips treatment teams at mental health agencies with guidance on incorporating the latest scientific evidence with patient input to help them make decisions about medication management. It includes seven booklets that cover the process of starting through program evaluation. Mental Health Consumers and Representatives of the Disaster Response Community in Dialogue This report recaps a meeting on issues related to interactions between consumers living with mental illness and representatives of the disaster response community. It offers recommendations to improve these relationships to promote recovery from mental health issues. Shared Decision-Making in Mental Health Care This report gives an overview of shared decision-making (SDM), an intervention that enables people to actively manage their own health. It examines research on the effects of SDM in general and mental health care, and includes recommendations for advancing SDM in practice. TIP 29: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for People With Physical and Cognitive Disabilities This manual offers treatment and service providers guidelines on caring for people living with substance use disorder conditions who also have physical disabilities or cognitive disabilities. It discusses screening, treatment planning, and counseling, and linkages with other treatment and service providers. Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With Co-Occurring Disorders This manual offers mental health professionals models and techniques for working with people living with co-occurring disorders. It describes screening and assessment, and lists five guiding principles for effective management.