crisis helpsheets by jim hancock
Help for right now — when people are looking to you for hope in a tough spot….
These Crisis HelpSheets don’t cover everything — they address what you need to know when a crisis breaks.
- What to look for as soon as you realize someone's in trouble
- How to get support from someone who knows more than you do about crisis
- Things to consider going forward
There’s lots more available once you catch your breath — meanwhile, these HelpSheets can help you figure out what to do right now, when people are in a tough spot.
THIS is IMPORTANT
These Crisis HelpSheets are not medical or legal advice.
Don’t try to bluff your way through a crisis.
If you’re not a licensed professional caregiver, involve someone who is, as soon as possible.
Then stick with the person in crisis — doing everything you can, for as long as you can to offer help + hope.
Crisis HelpSheets for Youth Workers
Crisis HelpSheets aren’t everything — they’re not, for example, legal or medical advice, or counseling manuals. What they are, is an answer to the question, "What do I say to the parent who's bringing her kid to talk with me this afternoon about bullying, self-harm, sexual abuse, suicide…."