In an emergency, you should always dial 9-1-1.
In a mental health emergency, you can request that a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) be dispatched to your call. CITs are trained to respond to mental health emergencies and will be better able to assist you and the emergency personnel who respond.
Who to contact when you need support
Whatever you are going through, you should know that you don’t have to go through it alone. There are several resources available to support you and give you guidance.
If you’re not sure who to call, you can dial 2-1-1 anytime and they’ll be able to direct you to the right resource.
Some examples of people you can contact for support include:
- Your doctor or pediatrician
- A guidance counselor
- The school psychologist
- Your child’s teacher
- Your faith leader
- A trusted family friend
- Your child’s coach or mentor
- Your case manager
- The city or county health department
- A local support group
- The local mental health association
- The National Alliance on Mental Illness chapter in your city
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