As specified in House Bill 28, crisis intervention access shall include information for national, state and local suicide prevention hotlines.
What is Crisis Intervention Access and why is it Important?
Crisis intervention encompasses strategies that provide immediate and short-term assistance to members of the campus community* experiencing mental or emotional distress. These strategies include:
- Referrals to address long-term needs;
- Easy access to multimedia resources such as hotlines, textlines and cell phone applications; and
- Clear information on how to effectively recognize situations that would require crisis intervention.
Crisis intervention plans and procedures are important to ensure that campus community members in distress receive the help needed. This includes providing easy access to multimedia resources such as hotlines and textlines for multiple applications (iPhone, Android, web, tablet, etc.) and clear procedures on how to effectively recognize and assist campus community members in distress.