Mental Health Crisis and Hotlines

Addiction-and-fearMental Health Crisis and Hotlines are designed to help those individuals who are experiencing serious mental health crisis, and are in the need of immediate assistance. Many family members are often puzzled as to what to do with their loved ones who are experiencing a severe mental health crisis. Often times, the families are unprepared for a particular situation, and find themselves in despair to help their loved one.

What is a mental health crisis?
A crisis is any situation in which a person’s behaviors places them at at risk of
hurting themselves or others, as well as when they are not able to resolve the
situation with the skills and resources available.

Mental Health Crisis is  “behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric situation which, would likely result in significantly reduced  levels of functioning in primary activities of daily living, or in an emergency situation, or in the placement of the recipient in a more restrictive setting,
including but not limited to, inpatient hospitalization.”

What causes a mental health crisis?
Many things can lead to a mental health crisis.  For so many people, the main cause of mental health crisis are :stress, physical illness,
problems at work or at school, changes in family situations, trauma and violence.  For someone with mental health illness problems, these issues may result in crisis, unlike everyone else who can deal with the issues in more stable manner.

State in mental-health crisis – The Durango Herald

State in mental-health crisisThe Durango HeraldNearly every day in Colorado, someone having a mental-health crisis tries to seek help at a hospital emergency room.

Mental Health Bills To Be Debated at State Capitol – KUNC

KUNCMental Health Bills To Be Debated at State CapitolKUNC“And this is everything, you know, from spending $10 million a year to establish a single, you know, statewide, mental health crisis hotline and establish five 24/7 walk-in crisis stabilization centers.

Nevada responds to allegations of ‘dumping’ mental health patients in California – Bakersfield Now

Nevada responds to allegations of ‘dumping’ mental health patients in CaliforniaBakersfield Now”Certainly, some facilities historically have done that,” Kern Mental Health Crisis Services Administrator Bill Walker said.

Broomfield families talk resources, concerns at mental health forum – Broomfield Enterprise

Broomfield families talk resources, concerns at mental health forumBroomfield EnterpriseIn December, Hickenlooper announced a $18.5 million plan to improve mental health services by offering a statewide mental-health hotline.

More youths thinking suicide – Niagara Falls Review

More youths thinking suicideNiagara Falls ReviewAs the director of mental health services at Pathstone, the city’s agency for children and youth mental health, Helmeczi is accustomed to the plight of young people in distress.

Volunteers wave against child abuse – Pacific Daily News

The Southside MessengerVolunteers wave against child abusePacific Daily NewsGuam SAARCA is committed to providing technical assistance in conducting medical-legal forensic examinations, training and supervision of forensic medical staff.

Seminar educates first-responders about autism – Youngstown Vindicator

Seminar educates first-responders about autismYoungstown VindicatorA significant number of adults diagnosed with some form of autism will have some kind of contact with police and other first-responders in the future, and local emergency personnel.

Balancing rights of mentally ill, public safety arise in gun-control debate – ReporterNews.com

Balancing rights of mentally ill, public safety arise in gun-control debateReporterNews.comThey might see someone acting out of the ordinary or out of character — such as a woman who took all her food out of her freezer and laid it on the sidewalk.

Crisis counseling offered after Boston blasts – Providence Eyewitness News

Crisis counseling offered after Boston blastsProvidence Eyewitness NewsThe hotline can be reached by calling 1-800-985-5990.

imissmysis: mental health crisis hotline

I did not hear from my sister for a few days. I knew she was ok (breathing but delusional) because she’d spoken with my parents. She began calling me every few minutes around 6 pm on Saturday.

EastBayRI.com « New mental health hotline for kids

New mental health hotline for kids. By Christy Nadalin / April 2, 2013 / Be the first to comment. Kids’Link RI, a hotline that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for children in emotional crisis and who are suffering from behavioral  issues.

Crisis counseling available after Boston blasts | WPRI.com

The hotline can be reached by calling 1-800-985-5990. People can also text “TalkWithUs” to 66746. The line is run by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Mental Health Failure Part 2 | Disrupting Dinner Parties

My next mental health professional was a gender identity specialist who I began seeing to get my letter for top surgery. He was kind .

Georgia Crisis & Access Line

The Georgia Crisis & Access Line makes a difference in the lives of individuals with mental health and substance abuse problems.

Don’t Give Up On Yourself: Marty’s Story of Help & Hope

Marty joined the Marines when he was just 18. After being injured in Iraq, he turned to drinking and pills for pain.

VETERAN SUICIDE PREVENTION HOTLINE

Veterans Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-TALK, Veterans Press 1 The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA)