Mental Health Crisis Response Procedures
A mental health crisis is a sudden, generally unanticipated event that profoundly and negatively affects the social and emotional well-being of a significant segment of the school population and often involves serious injury or death. For example, a classroom of students, an activity/athletic team. etc.
The Mental Health Crisis Response Team (MHCRT) is a vital component of the district and school crisis team. Authorized by school district policies and School Safety Plans, the Mental Health Crisis Response Team provides visible support for the psychological well-being of students, teachers, staff, and caregivers immediately following a mental health crisis event.
If your school community has experienced a mental health crisis, please follow the procedures outlined in the attached 22-23 Mental Health Crisis Response Team procedures. We recommend downloading and saving these procedures in order to reference if needed.