If you ever feel as though you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else, that is an emergency.
Please call 911 or seek help from one of the resources below.
If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide, please seek immediate help.
1-800-273-8255 Available 24 hours everyday
A warmline is a peer-run listening line staffed by people in recovery themselves. If you may be helped simply by talking to someone who will listen, these can be great resources.
For an extensive list of warmlines, listed by state, go to http://www.warmline.org/ (the top of the page shows other info about warmlines; keep scrolling down for the list).
Your life and your mental health are important.
Do not try to navigate an emergency situation on your own. Please utilize these resources or call 911 for help.
Some signs you need help — keep in mind that a mental health crisis might look different for you than it does for someone else. Self-awareness is important. You know better than anyone if you feel like your usual self. If you have experienced a mental health emergency in the past, you may know what it looks like for you to be heading that direction again.
Do not ignore the signs.
- Hearing voices that are not real people
- Losing interest in doing things that usually are part of your routine or that you typically enjoy
- Feeling or thinking that you may hurt someone else
- Having thoughts of hurting yourself or ending your life
- Who is someone you can call to talk to? (friend, family, neighbor, doctor or other medical/mental health professional, hotline/warmline)
- Where can you go so you won’t be alone?
- If you have children or are anyone else’s caretaker, who can help you take care of them while you tend to your personal needs?
- If you are concerned about hurting yourself, someone may need to limit/eliminate your access to dangerous household items (sharp objects, medications, chemicals, etc.)
For crisis, you can also text HOME to 741741.
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