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Reflection Through Broken Glass

Mental Health Crisis

Crisis Hotline Numbers

Georgia Crisis & Access Line: (800) 715-4225
Georgia offers a statewide toll-free call center for individuals to access services.  The call center operates 24/7 and has the capacity to screen and assess callers for intensity of service response.

Individuals determined to be in immediate danger are “warm transferred” to the local 911 service in the area where the individual is located. Call center staff do not leave the call until they have confirmation that 911 responders are on site with the caller.

For individuals with less intense needs, the call center staffs are able to offer individuals choice of providers and to schedule appointments for services. Individuals 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.

Emergency Services

In the event of a mental health emergency, call the crisis number, call 911, or drive to your closest emergency room. 

The Process of Placement

Once you get to an emergency room, you may be placed on a 10-13 hold if you are determined to be a risk to yourself or others. The hospital staff will place you in a mental health facility that has availability for at least 72 hours. You can also work along side your therapist to do a voluntary placement at an appropriate facility. 

ACCEPTS Skillset

Check out this link for the ACCEPTS skill set. ACCEPTS is a very helpful coping skill for putting off any type of harmful urges, from drug use/self harm to binge eating or calling a toxic person you are trying to distance yourself from. 

Self Evaluation

Self evaluation can be a powerful tool. It involved connecting your mind and body to evaluate what you are feeling and why. It can lead you to discovering what your needs are and how you can meet them. Start by asking yourself some basic check in questions like "did I eat and drink today?", "what emotion am I feeling and how extreme is it?", "what triggered my emotion?", "am I safe, if not, what do I need to do to feel safe", and "what coping skills could I try to bring down the extreme emotion I am feeling?"

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