A crisis is a very individual reaction to an event or experience. One person may be extremely affected by an event, while someone else experiencing the same event may experience little or no negative effects.
If a crisis is not dealt with in a healthy way, it can lead to longer lasting mental health issues, as well as social and physical problems.
Crisis support is short term, and centres on providing people with assistance, non-judgemental support and resources in their time of need.
The main aim of crisis support is to help reduce stress and improve the person’s ability to cope with their current situation, as well as with future crises.
Lifeline believes that crisis support saves lives. We are committed to reaching out to those in crisis to offer an immediate response when difficulties seem overwhelming. Crisis support prevents unsafe and damaging reactions to difficulties, and creates opportunities for personal growth and change.
- Visit your GP
- Call Lifeline WA (13 11 14) or chat to us online
- Check out our facts & Information section for additional information and resources
- Mental Health Crisis Lines (available 24/7)
WA: Mental Health Emergency Response Line
1800 676 822
It takes courage and strength to ask for help. Seeking support from others can help you to get through tough times.
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