– Call your local law enforcement agency (USA): dial 911
– If you live outside the USA, please dial your local emergency number.
If you or a loved one is in immediate risk of harm, calling the police and speaking with them may be unavoidable. It’s critical to inform the operator that it’s a mental health emergency and request for people who have been trained in crisis intervention or know how to assist individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis.
If you don’t believe calling 911 is necessary, consider engaging with a helpline, additional resources are available below.
Dial 988 to be connected to the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.