There is help. Crisis lines are available 24 hours a day, every day of the year:
The Tulare County Mental Health Crisis Line staff, also known as the Psychiatric Emergency Team (PET), are trained to assess individuals with mental illness and provide rapid response to help stabilize a psychiatric emergency or crisis.
Knowing the warning signs of a mental health emergency, such as threat of suicide or harm to others, is important when seeking help. When calling a Tulare County Police Department, it is important to ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) officer. The CIT officers are specially trained to assist individuals with mental illness and partner with the Tulare County Mental Health Psychiatric Emergency Team.
NAMI has a guide for navigating a mental health crisis and has developed a Portable Treatment Record to know what to share with authorities and medical professionals in times of crisis. The crisis guide will help you understand:
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