Are you in crisis?
A mental health crisis is when someone has a sudden, rapid deterioration in their mental health (for example, a panic attack, hallucinations, or uncontrollable anxiety), or when they are in immediate danger of harming themselves or harming others.
A person in a mental health crisis needs a rapid response and urgent care. If you are in immediate danger please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
If you are not in immediate danger, but are frightened by suicidal thoughts you can:
- Call our local mental health crisis line at 1-888-936-7116
- Talk to someone you trust and let them know the concerns you have
- Talk with your doctor
Learn more about coping with suicidal thoughts and feelings and how to support others who are struggling:
For teens and parents:
For LGBT youth and parents:
Warning signs of suicidal behavior
These signs may mean that someone is at risk for suicide. The risk is greater if the behavior is new, or has increased, and if it seems related to a painful event, loss or change:
- Talking about wanting to die or kill oneself
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
- Talking about feeling trapped or being in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious or agitated
- Behaving recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings