Mental Health Crisis
A mental health crisis is an intensive behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric response, typically triggered by a precipitating event, which causes one’s usual coping strategies or problem solving skills to be overwhelmed. The goal of crisis intervention is to ultimately stabilize the immediate situation, provide support and facilitate understanding.
Mental health crises can include:
- Suicidal thinking, intentions, gestures
- Psychotic episodes (loss of reality, delusions, hallucinations)
- Other behavioral that seems out of control or irrational and that is likely to endanger yourself or others
Our crisis counselors at Thrive are all Master’s level clinicians and our team works closely with local law enforcement, allowing our crisis counselors to respond on site within the Oak Park and River Forest community.
If you believe that you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis, please call our crisis team at 708-383-7500, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week, 365 days/year.