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"Understanding Psychiatric Emergencies: Navigating Mental Health Crises with Care and Urgency."

Psychiatric emergencies encompass acute disturbances in thoughts, behaviors, mood, or social relationships, necessitating immediate intervention to prevent imminent danger, as defined by the patient, family, or social unit.


The most common emergent psychiatric situations include self-neglect, self-harm, suicidal behavior, depressive or manic episodes, aggressive behaviors, psychomotor agitation, severely impaired judgment, intoxication, altered mental status, and/or withdrawal from psychoactive substances.

In cases of life-threatening emergencies, active thoughts of self-harm or harm to others with a plan or intent, or severe medication reactions, please call 911 or seek immediate assistance at the nearest emergency room. Your well-being is our top priority. If you are feeling suicidal, you can call 1-800-273-TALK to speak with a crisis counselor.

Please note that we provide outpatient mental health services and are not an urgent care or crisis center. If you require medication adjustments, contact our office to schedule an appointment during our normal business hours.

For violence prevention, call 1-800-799-7233 to talk to someone or call 911 if you are in imminent danger. Let's work together to prevent violence in our communities. The National Violence Prevention Hotline is available for support.

If you or someone you know is engaging in self-harming behaviors, such as cutting, scratching, burning, or other methods, reach out for help. You can also text "Pass 741741" to a friend to help prevent self-harming. Your well-being matters, and support is available.

"Urgency with Compassion: Navigating Psychiatric Crisis Together for Your Mental Well-being."

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