There are 24/7 crisis resources available in the U.S. to help you right now:
The Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1800-273-8255
The Suicide Prevention Text Line – just text 741741 (this resource will also be serving Canada beginning in 2018)
If you are in the state of Georgia, the Georgia Crisis & Access Line (GCAL) 1-800-715-4225
offers a statewide toll-free call center for consumers to access mental health services. The call center operates 24/7 and has the capacity to screen and assess callers for intensity of service response.
They offer all of the following:
- Language Assistance is provided to callers with limited English proficiency.
- Emergencies: Individuals determined to be in immediate danger are “warm transferred” to the local 911 service in the area where the consumer is located. Call center staff do not leave the call until they have confirmation that 911 responders are on site with the caller.
- Assistance: Individuals in need of crisis management will receive 24/7 mobile response to assess the situation, de-escalate the crisis, consult and refer with post crisis follow-up to assure linkage with recommended services.
- Routine Service Access: For consumers with less intense needs, the call center staffs are able to offer consumers choice of providers and to schedule appointments for services. Consumers are able to specify the distance they are willing to travel and the call center identifies service providers within that proximity to the individual’s zip code location.