Girl, Interrupted

©JODIE GOODACRE

Need Urgent Help?

Are you (or someone you care for) having a mental health crisis? It must be noted that a ‘mental health crisis’ can mean different things to different people, however can include (but is not limited to) the following:
o Thinking about suicide or acting on suicidal thoughts
o Having an episode of psychosis in which you might experience or believe things that others do not
o Doing something that could put yourself or others in danger

It may be clearer to the individual person or their career when a mental health crisis is occurring. It may in some cases also be possible to notice early warning signs that their mental health is getting worse and it can be very beneficial to try and seek help at this stage in order to prevent a crisis. In some events, an individuals support network (friends/family) can assist in a crisis, however it is still important to seek help from professional services.

If you have an existing care plan in place:
o Find your care plan
o Contact the people identified as being your support in times of crisis
o Read the section on what helps you when you are in crisis

If you are in immediate danger please contact your GP, Out of Hours services, call 999 or go to A&E.