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What To Do In An Emergency or Crisis

In An Emergency:

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger
calling 911 and talking with police may be
necessary. It is important to notify the
operator that it is a psychiatric emergency
and ask for an officer trained in
crisis intervention
or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.


In A Crisis:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Are you in crisis? Are you feeling desperate,
alone or hopeless? Call the National Suicide
Prevention Lifeline at

800-273-TALK (8255) or
800-SUICIDE (784-2433)

– A free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in
suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects
you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network
closest to your location. Your call will be
answered by a trained crisis worker who will
listen empathetically and without judgment.
The crisis worker will work to ensure that you
feel safe and help identify options and
information about mental health services in
your area. Your call is confidential and free.

 

Crisis Text Line:  
Text  NAMI  to 741-741
Connect with a trained crisis counselor to
receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text
message


 

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)Trained expert
advocates are available 24/7 to provide
confidential support to anyone
experiencing domestic violence or seeking
resources and information. Help is available
in Spanish and other languages.

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline
Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)
Connect with a trained staff member from a
sexual assault service provider in your area
that offers access to a range of free services.

 


Additional Resources

CRISES AND SUICIDE

Girls & Boys Town National Hotline
(800) 448-3000

National Hopeline Network
(800) SUICIDE

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)

National Youth Crisis Hotline
(800) 442-HOPE (4673)

ALCOHOL

Alcohol Hotline
(800) 331-2900

Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics
(800) 344-2666

Alcohol and Drug Helpline
(800) 821-4357

Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline
(800) 252-6465

Alcohol & Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 729-6686

Families Anonymous
(800) 736-9805

National Council on Alcoholism and
Drug Dependence Hopeline
(800) 622-2255

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Poison Control
(800) 222-1222

National Institute on Drug Abuse Hotline
(800) 662-4357

Cocaine Anonymous
(800) 347-8998

National Help Line for Substance Abuse
(800) 262-2463

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

National Domestic Violence Hotline
(800) 799-7233

National US Child Abuse Hotline
(800) 422-4453

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