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Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises

Substance Abuse and Mental Healh Services Adminstration (SAMHSA)

SAMHSA created this manual that presents guidelines to improve services for people with serious mental illness or emotional disorder who are in mental health crises. Defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to mental health crises in various situations.

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