For Those in Crisis | PeaceHealth
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Stop a Suicide Today!

A key step in reducing suicide is to get those in need into treatment. Learn to recognize and respond to signs of suicide at Stop A Suicide. The Web site features a suicide risk questionnaire, which helps identify the signs of suicide, and other resources.

Stop a Suicide Today is a national effort to raise the awareness of the American public to the “ACT” approach to suicide prevention:

  • Acknowledge that your friend/loved one has a problem
  • Care: let them know that you care about them
  • Treatment: get them to a professional for treatment

To contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and speak to someone right away, call 1-800-273-8255.

For Those in Crisis

Behavioral Health staff can be found in the emergency departments seven days a week, all hours excluding 5:30-8:00 a.m., for mental health crisis evaluations. This service assists people coping with the signs and symptoms of mental illness. At times the evaluation may be conducted using video conferencing technology known as telemedicine.