Mental 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
Suicide & Crisis Hotlines are designed to provided a crisis hotline, where highly trained counselors are available to talk 24-hours a day. The main purpose of the hotline is to provide an assistance in defusing and decreasing a risk of suicide, and help an individual to return to a normal level of functioning.
Suicidal Risk Factors:
1. Most suicidal individuals want to live; however, they are unable to see alternatives to their presenting pain. Read more
If 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