Recognising a mental health crisis

A mental health crisis may take a number of forms including, but not limited to, anxiety or panic attacks, psychotic experiences such as hallucinations, feelings of paranoia, and relapse of other serious mental illness or thoughts of suicide or acts of self-harm.

These are some of the feelings and thoughts you may identify with:

– Despair
– Feel out of control
– Guilty
– Don’t feel real
– Overwhelmed
– Undeserving of help
– Trapped
– Lonely and Isolated
– No escape – only one way out
– Sad
– Need to make this stop
– Will I burden others?
– Hopelessness
– Feel disconnected from everything
– Terror