NAMI aims to support individuals with a mental illness and their family members to provide resources to prevent a crisis. Unfortunately, it is a reality for many of our families and many in the community. If you currently find yourself in one of these situations, we hope that you are able to use these resources to navigate it successfully.
The Navigating a Mental Health Crisis guide created by NAMI in April 2018 overviews practices that could help in the following situations:
- Warning signs and preparing for a mental health crisis
- What to do if you expect someone is thinking of suicide
- What to do in a mental health crisis
- What to expect from mental health treatment
- Advocating for treatment
There are also many organizations in the community working hard to assist you when you are in an emergency.
Therapeutic Alternatives Mobile Crisis Service
Mobile Crisis Management providing 24/7 Response
Hopeline North Carolina
Free, confidential suicide and crisis prevention hotline
Call or Text: (919)231-4525 or (877)235-4525
Starting October 1, 2019, there were changes to the Involuntary Commitment Process. To learn more about the changes to voluntary admission, involuntary commitment, and outpatient commitment, please view these resources for the North Carolina Healthcare Association.