If you’re having a medical emergency or are thinking of harming yourself or others, here are some immediate resources:
- Call 911
- Call 988 (a 24-hour suicide prevention line that can be called anywhere in the US)
- Text “Home” to 741-741 to text with a crisis counselor
- Go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care facility
If we ever have reason to believe that you intend to hurt yourself or others, we may need to share information with your emergency contact.
If you’re having a domestic violence emergency:
- Call 1-800-799-7233;
- Call 1-800-787-3224
- Chat with someone at https://www.thehotline.org/
If you’re having a panic attack, try these tips for diaphragmatic breathing to soothe some of the physical symptoms:
- Place both hands on the lower part of your stomach
- Breathe in, so that the incoming air expands that area and gently pushes against your hands
- Gently push with your hands as you exhale slowly
- Relax a moment, then inhale again. Inhale through your nose and exhale through your mouth.
- If using an image helps, picture a balloon in your stomach that inflates when you inhale and deflates when you exhale
- Practice this several times. Imagine the tension and stress leaving your body as you exhale while mentally saying to yourself, “I am becoming more relaxed and calm”
- You may also use this link to learn more about behavioral activation techniques
For guidance regarding your medication, please reach out to your therapist or prescriber by messaging them in your Cerebral profile.
If you're a UK client:
Please call 999 for emergencies or the National Suicide Prevention Helpline UK at 0800 689 5652. You can also contact the Samaritans at 116 123.
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