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These are Crisis Intervention Resources.
Please also see:
Anxiety Related || Depression || Dissociative Disorders || Eating Disorders (U.S. and Int'l)
Erotomania || Self Injury || Substance Abuse (U.S.) || Substance Abuse (Int'l)
Traumatic Stress Disorders || Trichotillomania (Hair Pulling)
Health Care Resources || General Mental Health Resources

National Suicide Hotlines
Toll-free: 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
Toll-free: 1-888-248-2587

Please also view the HOTLINES section of the Resources, and check your local Yellow Pages for Crisis Intervention services in your area.

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Virginia inmate who died in jail should have been in mental hospital, lived in feces-covered cell
" A mentally ill Virginia inmate who died after he was jailed for stealing $5 worth of junk food was supposed to be in a mental hospital — but he remained locked in a jail cell soiled with his own feces because the facility didn't have enough beds, his family's lawyer said.
Jamycheal Mitchell had a severely swollen leg and dropped a massive amount of weight when he was found dead inside Hampton Roads Regional Jail on Aug. 19, attorney Mark Krudys told the Virginia Pilot."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2015.

James Holmes told psychiatrist he wanted to become famous killer because he didn't think he'd 'make a mark on the world with science'
" A month before James Holmes slaughtered 12 moviegoers inside a Colorado theater, the sick shooter told his psychiatrist he wanted to become an infamous killer because he wasn't gifted enough to earn prominence as a scientist.
Even though the head of Holmes' neuroscience graduate program at the University of Colorado called cops about the disturbing confession, the officer did little about it, newly obtained documents from the Associated Press showed."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 2, 2015.

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton says cops will be trained to deal with mentally ill to help solve homeless issue
"Policing can't solve homelessness, but cops can be trained to deal more effectively with mentally ill homeless people, Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 2, 2015.

Suicide Risk Assessment: Myth and Reality
"Suicide ideas are not a useful clinical indicator of the likelihood of suicide. Gathering more data cannot help in predicting suicide. There is no intervention powerful yet benign enough to justify its use in high–risk patients that should not also be used in low–risk patients."
Int J Clin Pract. 2014;68(6):679-681, June 24, 2014.

Teen Suicide: Prevention is contagious, too.
"Teen suicide in the US continues at high rates, but the stories of lives saved often don't make headlines — and prevention experts are encouraged about progress in that direction."
The Christian Science Monitor, December 08, 2013.

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PO Box 711194
San Diego, CA 92171-1194
Tel: 619-822-2782
Amikas addresses homelessness with affordable, innovative housing solutions for the San Diego Region's most vulnerable population — women and children, with a focus on military veterans.

15757 N. 78th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
Phone: 480-922-8212
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)
Crisis counseling for children and adults, nationwide referrals to services for children.

45 Folgate Street
E1 6GL
Toll-free Hotline: 0800 1111
Textphone: 0800 400 222 (deaf/hearing impaired)
Free national helpline for children and youth in trouble or danger throughout the UK.

Contact USA
"CONTACT USA (CUSA) is a network of crisis intervention centers across the nation. Conceived in 1967 as a response to the growing social issues of a changing nation, CONTACT has grown and evolved into a network of over 50 centers in 20 states, exploring new ways in which to serve their individual communities. In 2010, CONTACT USA implemented its newest project to further reach out to those in need of help during a crisis. This project which offers online emotional support can be found at Crisis Chat provides help online to anyone who might be depressed, despairing or thinking about suicide, and who would may be reluctant use the telephone to seek out help."
List of crisis centers by State/County.

International Critical Incident Stress Foundation
3290 Pine Orchard Lane, Suite 106
Ellicott City, MD 21042
Phone: (410) 750-9600
The ICISF is a non-profit group dedicated to providing education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.

The National Center for Kids Overcoming Crisis
3438 Route 309
Orefield, PA 18069
Toll-free HelpLine: 1-800-334-4KID
Counseling, info, referral services for children and youth in crisis.

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