What To Do In Crisis

Many individuals may not show any signs of intent to harm himself/herself before doing so, but some actions can be a sign that a person needs help. Individuals in crisis may show behaviors that indicate a risk of harming himself/herself.

Community Resiliency Model Trainers and Community Resiliency Model Ambassadors are not in the role of a mental health provider.  However, you may become concerned about someone in your training or someone you come in contact with in your community.  If you have concerns about his/her intent to harm himself/herself or others, follow the “How to Help and What to Do” section below.

HOW TO HELP AND WHAT TO DO

       Keep him/her safe by doing the following:

  • Call 911 or emergency number if you think she/he could harm herself/himself or others
  • Stay with him/her and DO NOT leave him/her alone
  • Ask if there is someone (friend/family) that you can call to come and be with him/her.   Let the family and friend know about the mental health services listed below.
  • Offer to go with him/her to the ER or the mental health walk-in crisis center.  DO NOT let him/her go alone
  • Eliminate potential means of self-harm or harm to you
  • Do not take unnecessary risks with your own safety. Call 911 if you feel threatened.
  • Seek Help from a Mental Health Clinic
    • Department of Behavioral Health, ER Services, 909-421-9495 Saturday and Sunday 8-5,  & Monday-Friday 8-10, 850 E. Foothill Blvd., Rialto, California
    • Crisis Walk-in Clinic, Morango Basin, 55475 Santa Fe Trail, Yucca Valley, CA  92284…..760-365-6558….24 hours a day, 7 days per week
    • Crisis Walk-in Clinic, High Desert 16460 Victor Street, Victorville, CA  92395……760-245-8837……24 hours a day, 7 days per week
    • Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255.