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.