If you are:
- feeling hopeless
- worry that someone will be hurt as tension grows
- talking about or considering suicide you should get help from the Crisis Worker
The Point in Time Crisis Worker is available within the hour during regular office hours. S/he will speak with you to provide immediate relief and direction, and meet with you as necessary to give you practical suggestions to manage the situation you are in. S/he will work with you for up to three weeks to come to a fuller understanding of the situation and plan with you to put in place an appropriate longer-term strategy.
We are pleased to announce that we have joined a new partnership with York Support Services Network (YSSN) to bring the community specialized crisis support for children, youth and families. YSSN is a not-for-profit charitable agency that has provided mental health services, including crisis service for over 40 years.
Children, youth, or parents can now access crisis support with mental health clinicians trained specifically in issues of child/youth mental health. By calling the toll-free number 1-855-310-COPE (2673) or (TTY) 1-866-323-7785.
Clients can speak with a crisis worker anytime the need arises. The crisis worker will provide an immediate telephone response in a variety of situations, such as feeling depressed, distressed, lonely, anxious, scared, or angry. The workers can also provide information about mental health services in the community and make referrals to the appropriate service provider for additional services potentially available such as mobile crisis intervention, short term crisis stabilization, and referrals for ongoing service.
Kids Help Phone at 1-800-668-6868