What would you do if your spouse became suicidal in the middle of the night? What if you started having thoughts of suicide? Who would you call if you found your elderly mother disoriented and acting bizarrely one afternoon during a regular visit? How would you help your uncle with a substance use problem that continues to get worse? Knowing what to do in a mental health crisis goes beyond common sense—you must know the resources in your area that you can trust in such tough situations. Our clinical social workers work with individuals in one-on-one or group therapy during normal business hours. Our sessions are scheduled and not usually in response to a crisis. It is our goal to avoid any mental health crises from occurring through ongoing treatment, but we are prepared to connect with crisis teams when needed. Here is a list of the mental health emergency resources in Georgia:
9-1-1-For emergencies in which law enforcement may be called, ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer
Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-SUICIDE
The Friendship Line—A 24/7 hotline/warmline for people 60+ who may be lonely, isolated, grieving, depressed, anxious and/or thinking about death or suicide. Also for caregivers and/or disabled adults of all ages.
1-800 -971- 0016
Crisis Text Line–Reach a trained counselor by text message. Youth and teens are especially welcome.
Text ‘GA’ to 741-741
Veterans Crisis Line–For veterans or people concerned about one.
Phone: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1
If you are in the Metro Atlanta area, many of our psychiatric hospitals are available for walk-in assessments 24/7:
Ridgeview Institute, 3995 S Cobb Dr, Smyrna, GA 30080
Peachford Hospital, 2151 Peachford Rd, Atlanta, GA 30338