Who to CallSearch for Help
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, seek help immediately.
Dial 911 and say you have a mental health crisis situation. Explain the situation clearly so the appropriate mental health crisis intervention services can be dispatched. Be prepared to provide specific details. Click here to learn how to inform police.
Call or Text a Crisis Line
A crisis line offers a free, confidential phone or text messaging connection to a trained crisis counselor, usually staffed 24 hours a day. Crisis counselors work to assess the caller’s level of danger to him/herself or others and determine whether the situation calls for immediate on-the-scene help.
If immediate help is not required, the crisis line counselor will stay on the line as long as necessary to provide emotional support and discuss potential plans of action to resolve the crisis moment. Outcomes may involve helping an individual formulate a safety plan and get connected to appropriate resources for follow-up counseling services and emergency assistance, if needed.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Suicide and Crisis Center of North Texas
Veterans Crisis Line
800-273-8255 (Press 1)
The Trevor Project
The Trevor Project's 24-hour toll-free confidential crisis and suicide prevention helpline offers help for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) HelpLine offers information about mental health conditions, helping family members get treatment, and referrals to support groups, psychologists, and psychiatric hospitals. Available Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. EST.
Crisis Text Line
Text to 741741
Crisis Text Line offers free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the USA to text with a trained crisis counselor.
Veterans Crisis Line
Text to 838255
Veterans Crisis Line offers free, confidential, 24/7 support, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care.
Call a Mobile Crisis Unit
Mobile crisis units provide on-site response to mental health emergency situations. Usually available 24 hours a day, a mobile crisis unit is dispatched within one to two hours to the caller's location, or sooner if a high level of danger to self or others is detected. Upon arrival, the mobile crisis team—usually comprised of clinical professionals or trained para-professionals—evaluates the situation and conducts a clinical assessment of the person in crisis. Often, the individual receives brief on-site counseling and assessment and is transported or connected to appropriate local resources.
ADAPT Mobile Crisis Team (Dallas area)
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