Crisis Management

In the event of a crisis, it’s good to have a plan of attack should the worst case scenario happens to you. Most (if not all) businesses have a crisis plan in case of emergencies, and it’s not a bad idea to create one for your mental health.

A sample crisis plan looks like this:

crisis

Prevention of a crisis is almost impossible, but not completely. For example, last year I experienced my first hurricane (ever!) in my life and it had to be Hurricane Harvey. I can’t prevent Mother Nature from doing her thing, but I could be prepared, get help in case of damages to my home and family, and recover from that scary ordeal. Mental health is treatable and in most cases, preventable; but sometimes it isn’t.

Being prepared is really important. Get all the information that you need about getting help, coping techniques, hospitalization (if needed) and etc.

How you respond to dealing with mental illness varies from person to person. Some follow doctor’s orders and manage their health & lifestyle and others simply don’t. My grandparents turned to booze & smoking and abuse to cope with their depression. How you handle tough situations in the right manner really shows me and the world what type of person you really are. A true fighter or warrior.

Again, everyone’s road to recovery is different. Some are able to maintain their regular routines, some have to be monitored more closely and sadly, others remain institutionalized for the remainder of their lives. I have seen both sides of the spectrum and it’s so hard and sad to watch.

I found another great crisis plan that’s more in detail and find it very informative and vital to have in case of emergencies.

https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/mentalhealth/rights-legal/crisis-plan/home.html

If you need more information about managing your mental health, don’t hesitate to check out the following sites:

http://www.mentalhealth.com

http://www.nimh.nih.gov

http://www.apa.org

 

 

 

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