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  • People Needing Support
  • Friends/Family Needing Support
  • South Western Sydney Mental Health Directory
  • A South Western Sydney Mental Health Resource

    People Needing Support

    Emergency Or Crisis

    What is a Mental Health Emergency/Crisis?

    Anyone can experience a mental health crisis.

    A mental health crisis means that you no longer feel able to cope, or be in control of your situation.

    You may experience a mental health crisis for many reasons. Reasons could include:

    • Relationship breakdown or difficulties
    • Loss (of a loved one, job, home)
    • Physical health issues
    • Caring for another
    • Violence and trauma
    • Pressures from work or study
    • An accident
    • A natural disaster
    • The onset of mental health issues

    You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, can’t cope with day-to-day life or work, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hearing voices.

    A crisis can also be the result of a sudden deterioration of an existing mental health problem or an underlying medical condition.

    It is vital that if you are experiencing a mental health crisis, that you receive the correct care as soon as possible.

    (References: Lifeline and NHS)