Missouri Legal Update
2022 Lesson 8: Crisis De-Escalation
This is an online interpersonal perspectives and de-escalation course. It explains three basic categories of people experiencing a mental health crisis (“PICs”) and examples of what might precipitate a mental health crisis. The lesson describes behaviors that might indicate a person is experiencing a mental health crisis and the crisis cycle. The lesson provides warning signs indicating that a PIC might be dangerous. The lesson provides detailed guidelines for interacting with PICs and de-escalating the crisis. It also provides guidelines for de-escalating a suicidal crisis.