Reaching Out

To speak with someone at EZ Awakenings regarding a personal issue or dilemma, please contact: askus@ezawakenings.org

What To Do In An Emergency Or Crisis

No one wants to experience a crisis, but they do happen. Fortunately, there are people and organizations willing and able to help. Use these resources if you or someone you know is experiencing a crisis. It’s important to identify the correct options and seek help quickly in a crisis situation.

In An Emergency

If you or a loved one is in immediate danger calling 911 and talking with police may be necessary. It is important to notify the operator that it is a psychiatric emergency and ask for an officer trained in crisis intervention or trained to assist people experiencing a psychiatric emergency.

In A Crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)

If you or someone you know is in crisis—whether they are considering suicide or not—please call the toll-free Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) to speak with a trained crisis counselor 24/7.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline connects you with a crisis center in the Lifeline network closest to your location. Your call will be answered by a trained crisis worker who will listen empathetically and without judgment. The crisis worker will work to ensure that you feel safe and help identify options and information about mental health services in your area. Your call is confidential and free.

Available 24 Hours a Day – 1-800-273-8255

 

Additional Resources for Suicide Prevention:

In an effort to assist people dealing with suicide and self-harm related crises, DrugRehab.com have created a guide about the connection between substance misuse and suicide, as well as advice on reducing suicide risks.

National Domestic Violence Hotline – Call 800-799-SAFE (7233)

Trained expert advocates are available 24/7 to provide confidential support to anyone experiencing domestic violence or seeking resources and information. Help is available in Spanish and other languages.

National Sexual Assault Hotline – Call 800-656-HOPE (4673)

Connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area that offers access to a range of free services. Crisis chat support is available at Online Hotline. Free help, 24/7.

Preparing For A Possible Crisis

Taking steps to prepare for the possibility of a crisis can help you act quickly, ease your mind and lessen the impact if a crisis situation does occur. Understanding the differences between mental health crisis services and how to access them are a vital step towards being prepared. EZ AWAKENINGS can help you locate these services in your community.

A crisis plan is a document that contains important information and outlines how to respond to a crisis situation. Many healthcare providers require patients to create a crisis plan that include:

  • phone numbers of mental health professions, family members and friends

  • a list of current prescription medications, doses, and diagnosis

  • any history of suicide attempts, psychosis or drug use history

  • triggers and coping mechanism that have helped in the past

How Can I Volunteer?

EZ AWAKENINGS is always looking for a few extra volunteers to assist us with our community programs. Your assistance might also go towards possible college internship credit. Contact us at askus@ezawakenings.com to find out more.

*This site is not intended to provide and does not constitute medical, legal, or other professional advice. EZ Awakenings is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you believe you may have a condition.

EZ Awakenings

Royal Oak, Michigan
askus@ezawakenings.org
(248)-383-5521

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