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Here’s how to start your own mental health crisis kit.


8 Things to Add to a Mental Health Crisis Kit

  1. Notebook – To remind you of your crisis plan.
  2. Phone Charger – To contact whoever you need.
  3. Over-Ear Headphones – To escape from the outside world.
  4. Hard Candy – To avoid biting your nails.
  5. Medicine – To fight physical symptoms.
  6. Chapstick – To avoid picking dry skin.
  7. Fidget Cube – To distract your hands.
  8. Tissues – In case you need to cry.

You can reach the Crisis Text Line by texting “HOME” to 741-741.

Inspired by a piece from Rebecca Tarullo.

Originally published: October 10, 2017
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