Stress comes in many shapes and sizes including; grief and loss, home life, work or our communities. Noticing signs of a mental health crisis such can be overwhelming. These are some signs to watch for
• increased agitation,
• abusive behavior including substance abuse
• isolation can be overwhelming.
If you are seeing these signs here are some things you can do;
• keep your voice calm
• avoid overreacting
• express support and concern
• offer options instead of trying to take control
• ask how you can help
Always call 911 if you feel that they appear to be at risk of harming themselves, others, or property.
Here are some numbers to call:
Crisis phone number – 1-800-332-4224
Crisis text – Text home to 741-741 to reach someone