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. Read more

Mental Health Crisis Hotline

drugAddictionMainFor people who are experiencing mental health crisis, there is a mental health crisis hotline, that is designed to provide a caller with crisis intervention, medication, assessment,  and stabilization. Once the initial steps are established, the patient is provided with supportive care, crisis residential service, acute inpatient service, and enrollment to an appropriate residential mental health facility. It can be the most difficult and unthinkable thing to do, when the family has to call the police due to their loved one’s unsafe behavior. Department of health services offers a detailed guideline to help families to deal with their  loved ones are experiencing serious mental health problems. If you have a loved one with a serious mental health condition, there may be times when their behavior creates a danger to themselves or others. For the safety of both your loved one and your family, police intervention may be required. You may expect that your loved one will feel scared or even betrayed by your decision, even though you are ultimately acting for their best good. The police officers, EMT’s and County Mental Health workers understand this bigger picture and are there to support you in making the hard choice. Read more

Emergency Counseling Hotline

Drug-abuse-at-schoolsIf an individual of any age is experiencing any types of crisis, such as mental, emotional or personal, they can call the emergency counseling hot line to get their urgent questions answered, and receive an initial preliminary counseling. The crisis counseling is provided for suicide prevention, support, information and referral. When the person is in an emergency situation, it is often hard to make a rational decisions about what to do, and where to get help. Often times, the emotional and physical state of the person, takes the best of them, leaving an individual in ambivalence. Calling a 24 hour crisis hot line, can eliminate  guessing, anxiety and   frustration. A person in crisis is immediately connected to the individual counselor who specializing in a particular dedicated area of need, and is immediately provided with information they require.

1-800-273-TALK (8255)  for The American Association of Suicidology Read more