Getting help in a crisis - About crisis
What do we mean by crisis?
Having a mental health crisis can mean different things to different people, but can include:
- thinking about suicide or acting on suicidal thoughts
- having an episode of psychosis (where you might experience or believe things that others do not), or
- doing something that could put yourself or other people at risk.
You may know better than most when your relative is having a mental health crisis. Both you and your relative might notice early warning signs that that their mental health is getting worse. It is good to try and get help at this stage to prevent a crisis.
Someone’s support network (such as the people closest to them) can help in a crisis. But in some cases it is still important to try and get help from professional services.
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Contact our Advice team about mental health & related issues
0300 5000 927 Monday - Friday 9.30am - 4pm, not including bank holidays