The Resource Library

Publications

  • Effective Behavioral Health Crisis Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness

    Issue Brief | Publication | August 2020

    Exploring core crisis system components, with specific consideration for the needs of people who are homeless.

  • Addressing Substance Use in Behavioral Health Crisis Care: A Companion Resource to the SAMHSA Crisis Toolkit

    Issue Brief | Publication | August 2020

    Substance use disorders cannot be an afterthought in our approach to crisis care. Fourth in the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) "Beyond Beds: Crisis Services," series, this paper highlights states and programs that are demonstrating success in integrating substance use disorders in the three core…

  • Olmstead at 20: Using the Vision of Olmstead to Decriminalize Mental Illness

    Report | Publication | February 2020

    Thanks to the historic Olmstead decision 20 years ago, many more people with mental illness now live in integrated, community-based settings rather than in psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, or large board and care facilities. Yet for far too many people with mental illness who end up unnecessarily in jails…

  • A Community-Based Comprehensive Psychiatric Crisis Response Service

    Manual | Publication | April 2005

    This manual is a tool that can be used by any individual or group considering developing a new psychiatric crisis service delivery system, expanding an existing crisis service system, or improving the effectiveness of an existing system. (2005)