Crisis Intervention

If you are experiencing a mental health emergency that requires immediate attention, please contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631.

Or call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Overview
Crisis Intervention is a 24 - hour emergency mental health service provided for persons experiencing anxiety, depression, suicidal or homicidal thoughts. Crisis Intervention staff can assist in assessing what a person needs to alleviate the immediate crisis and then link them to appropriate services. This can be completed by phone, an outreach to the person’s location or the person coming to the office.

Contact
Crisis Intervention also has the authority to arrange involuntary commitments to an inpatient mental health unit. Contact Crisis Intervention at 717-394-2631, 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Identify If Someone Is In Crisis
 Acting anxious or agitated
 Behaving recklessly
 Displaying extreme mood swings
 Increasing use of substances
 Looking for a way to kill self
 Showing rage
 Sleeping too little or too much
 Talking about feeling hopeless/no reason to live
 Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
 Talking about seeking revenge
 Talking about wanting to die or kill self
 Withdrawing/isolating

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