What is a Mental Health Crisis?
A mental health crisis is any situation in which a person’s actions, feelings, and behaviors can lead to them hurting themselves or others, and/or put them at risk of being unable to care for themselves or function in the community in a healthy manner. Situations that can lead to a mental health crisis can include stress at home like conflicts with loved ones, exposure to trauma, or violence. Stress at work or school and other environmental stress can also contribute to a mental health crisis.
Unfortunately, none of us have to look very far to find someone who has been affected by suicide or mental health crisis. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. for adults and the third leading cause of death for teens. The National Alliance on Mental Illness says 1 in 5 youth aged 13-18 experiences a severe mental health condition at some point in their life. That’s 21.4% of youth. The risk of suicide for people with mental health needs is a concern.
One of the most common comments we hear at our children’s psychiatric hospitals is that the families and friends of people who are admitted didn’t realize their loved one was going through a crisis.
PROSPERITY NATION produces events to activate solutions to education and solve the Mental Health Crisis and encourage understanding and treatment so avoid Suicide.