Helpful Resources

What To Do In An Emergency or Crisis

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No one wants to experience a crisis, but they do happen.  There are people and organizations willing and able to help. Use these resources if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis. 

In An Emergency

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Call 911 if you or your loved one is in immediate danger.  It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention  or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

In A Crisis

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If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7. The  National Suicide Prevention Hotline connects you with a crisis counselor. Your call is confidential and free.

Domestic Violence Hotline

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Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages. Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Sexual Assault Hotline

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Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7. Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Other Helpful Resources

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Knowing who to contact for support and assistance is very important.  There are numerous agencies, websites, and tools available to help each of us maximize our individual potential and to become better individuals.   

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