A mental health crisis is any situation in which your thoughts, feelings, or behaviors may lead you to hurt yourself, hurt others, and/or put you at risk of being unable to care for yourself in a healthy way.
A crisis is a situation that requires immediate intervention by a professional. Since I may not be immediately available when a crisis occurs, seek emergency services first, then leave a message for me on my cell phone.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN
If an emergency occurs between sessions, before you call me, you may:
Contact a trusted family member or friend who can assist you with getting help.
Text the Crisis Textline (for any urgent/crisis situation).
Text: HOME to 741741
Call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
Call: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Visit a local urgent care office.
Go to your nearest emergency room.
After obtaining emergency services:
Call my cell phone.
If I do not answer, leave a message, and I will return the call as soon as I am able.
If a telehealth session is interrupted while you are experiencing an emergency, and we are unable to re-establish contact within two minutes, you should call 911 or go to your local emergency room. I will also contact emergency services and/or your emergency contact person.