Mental illness is unpredictable. Sometimes, even if an individual is following their treatment plan, a crisis may arise. A mental health crisis can occur suddenly and without warning. This can be a frightening experience for the individual, as well as their friends and family. So, it is important a person struggling with a mental illness, and their loved ones, to know how to recognize a mental health crisis and how to respond.
Like any other health crisis, it’s important to address a mental health emergency quickly and effectively. Each HCBH location provides 24-hour crisis and emergency intervention. Simply call your local office and an answering service will forward your information to an on-call licensed provider, who will respond as soon as possible. Our caring, experienced staff are well trained in handling mental health emergencies and will provide an assessment and appropriate care.
A mental health crisis is any situation in which an individual’s behavior:
Warning signs are not always present prior to a mental health crisis. However, here are some common behaviors that may indicate a mental health crisis is developing.
If you’re worried that you or your loved one is in crisis or nearing a crisis, seek help. Make sure
to assess the urgency of the situation to help determine who to call.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) resources for navigating mental health crisis.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
(800) 273-TALK (8255)
Nacional de Prevención del Suicidio
Wyoming-Based Suicide Prevention Hotline
Call (800) 273-TALK (8255) or text “WYO” to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line
Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline
Call (800) 273-8255 or text (208) 398-4357