Anyone can experience a mental health crisis - a mental health crisis is a state of
mind in which one is unable to cope with and adjust to (re)current stresses of everyday
living in a functional, safe way.
Mental health crises are temporary, but can be dangerous - If you are in a dangerous situation right now, call 911 - Don't wait!
Mental health crisis situations that warrant immediate emergency care include:
- Attempted suicide by any means
- Serious thoughts or intent of suicide
- Threat to one's own or others' physical safety
- Overuse/overdose of any substance
- Uncontrollable anger or inability to regain calm state
- Uncontrollable racing thoughts, particularly if irrational or delusional
- Experiencing visual or auditory hallucinations that are disturbing in nature
- Sexual Assault