This is, of course, an important reminder.
“Your mental health emergency action plan is a stratagem that one uses before a crisis fully occurs. When you have an emergency action plan in place, you (and your support system) will know what to do, whom to contact, and how to help when the time comes.”
As the article below points out, you create a plan so that everyone involved knows what to do in a crisis. Because when you’re in a mental health crisis, that is not the time to develop a cohesive plan and make the best decisions.
Do that ahead of time. Share the plan. Identify the people you trust to act on your behalf, and let the plan be your guide in what to do. It is in everyone’s best interest.