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Planning for a Behavioral Health Emergency


A behavioral health emergency is when a patient is at immediate risk of serious harm to self or others, and needs immediate skilled observation.

We want you to be ready in advance of an emergency so you can get the services you need when you need them most. Our behavioral health providers can help you develop an emergency plan that includes who to call and where to go to ensure your health care needs are met swiftly.

Contact your behavioral health provider today about developing an emergency plan that is right for you.

If you are unsure about what to do, please use the resources below.

Emergency Medical Services—911
If the situation is potentially life-threatening, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911, available 24 hours a day.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (8255) or live online chat.
If you or someone you know is suicidal or in emotional distress, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Trained crisis workers are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your confidential and toll-free call goes to the nearest crisis center in the Lifeline national network. These centers provide crisis counseling and mental health referrals.

SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline
1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727)
Get general information on mental health and locate treatment services in your area. Speak to a live person, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Contact

Adult Outpatient Clinic
Building 19
Floor 6, North Side

Mon-Thur: 0600-1800
Fri: 0600-1600

(301) 295-0500

Child Adolescent Program
Building 19
Floor 4, North Side

Mon-Fri: 0730-1600

(301) 295-0576