|Recommendation||Type of Evidence|
|1||Use brief intervention approaches with persons in crisis to reduce symptoms of crisis and increase motivation for change and other health improvements||
Support persons experiencing a crisis to engage meaningfully and safely in a critical incident stress debriefing process within 24 to 72 hours post-crisis in order to reduce distress and improve mental health.
|3||Create crisis plans in collaboration with persons experiencing crisis using strength-based approaches.||Ib, IV|
Facilitate access for persons experiencing crisis to community-based outreach support (including outreach visits and mobile crisis teams), as well as appropriate health-care providers, peer support workers, and mental health and substance use services
|Ia, IV, V|
Engage peers trained in evidence-based approaches such as psychological first aid to provide comfort and support to persons experiencing crisis.
Encourage utilization of telecommunication- and technology-based solutions for people at risk for, or experiencing, crisis as a means for receiving:
a) emergency assessment, triage, and support; and
b) psycho-education and/or online skills and tools to support coping and self-management.
|Ia, Ib, V|
|7||In collaboration with the person and when needed, provide or refer them to additional or continued supports and services.||Ia|