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Coping with a Crisis

A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s actions, feelings, and behaviors can lead to them hurting themselves or others, and/or put them at risk of being unable to care for themselves or function in the community in a healthy manner. There are various situations that can lead to a mental health crisis, including stress at home, like conflicts with loved ones; exposure to trauma; or violence. Stress at school or work and other environmental stressors can also contribute to a mental health crisis.  

If you suspect that you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, call the crisis line for your county. If there is immediate danger of physical harm, you should call 911.


National Suicide Prevention Hotlines

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Text “PA” to 741-741

Online resources