A mental health crisis is when you feel your mental health is at breaking point. For example, you might be experiencing:
- suicidal feelings or self-harming behaviour
- extreme anxiety or panic attacks
- psychotic episodes (such as delusions, hallucinations, paranoia or hearing voices)
- hypomania or mania
- other behaviour that feels out of control, and is likely to endanger yourself or others
You may have already been diagnosed with a mental health problem, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or depression, or you might be going through your first episode of a diagnosable mental health problem.
Even if what you're going through isn't related to a specific diagnosis, experiencing emotions or behaviours that are painful or hard to manage can still make you feel like you're in crisis. When you're feeling like this, you may need to access our crisis services to help you resolve the situation, or to support you until it has passed. Tel. crisis centre : +7 (966) 330-11-66