Support Cards

25 April 2022

How to make a support card to use when you’re struggling

A Support Card is something you can keep with you to use when you’re struggling! Put it in your pocket or wallet, take a picture of it, and share it with family and friends!

Support cards can…

  • Help you reach out when you’re struggling
  • Remind you of how to support yourself
  • Let others know how to best support you

What do you do when you feel like you’re in a crisis?

  1. Evaluate the situation. Do you need immediate help?
    • Yes? Call 911.
    • No? Focus on calming yourself down and make a plan to contact your healthcare provider(s).
    • Not sure? Call a friend, family member, or hotline number for support.

If you decide you’re not in immediate danger, take a deep breath and engage in self-care.

Come by OHP (Sayles 162) to pick up a guide on how to make your own support card to use when you’re struggling!


Crisis card. Recovery Innovations for Pursuing Peer Leadership and Empowerment (RIPPLE). Retrieved from

Mental Health Crisis Card. Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health. Retrieved from

Downloadable PDF Version

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