Crisis Care


SAMHSA’s National Helpline

SAMHSA’s National Helpline is a free, confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year treatment referral and information service (in English and Spanish). Call 1-800-662-HELP (4357) or visit the website.

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – Call. Text. Chat.

The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Talk To Someone Now | Help Yourself | Help Someone Else

Pathways in Crisis Services

The Pathways in Crisis Services (PICS) Project provides academic courses and professional learning events and content focused on evidence-based crisis programs that include crisis intervention, de-escalation services, mobile crisis and crisis stabilization for Pre-service (students) and Practicing Behavioral Health Professionals with the goal of increasing knowledge and skills leading to use in practice.

Tools & Resources


Posters & Infographics

PICS Verbal De-escalation Pocket Card

Verbal De Escalation Pocket Card (English and Spanish)​

Download the Pocket Card

Webinars & Online Learning

Implementing an effective Crisis Response System benefits individuals, families and communities.  This training will provide an overview of the goals and strategies to consider when designing and implementing an effective Crisis Response System while also considering how to structure services and approaches to best meet the needs of individuals who experience a mental health crisis and how to respond to individuals at risk of suicide.

Current News & Research

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