Are you or someone you know experiencing a crisis?
Help Is available 24 hours a day- 7 days a week
Preble County Local Crisis Line:
The Preble Count Local Crisis Line is available to all residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Calling the crisis line will immediately connect you with a mental health professional who can help.
What happens when I call the crisis # above?
- You will talk to a live mental health professional who will assess your situation, and attempt to talk you through your crisis.
- If the professional finds that you are an immediate threat to yourself or someone else, they will call the proper authorities, usually police and mental health personnel from Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc., to respond to your location.
- If you are not an immediate threat to yourself or others, you will continue to talk to the support person until you feel more in control of you situation. You will be referred to continued treatment, or may make an appointment at that time with a mental health professional as soon as possible, according to your individual need.
- All calls are private.
How to know if you, or someone close to you, are in crisis:
Sometimes a crisis may involve thoughts of suicide. Learn to recognize these other warning signs:
- Hopelessness, feeling like there’s no way out
- Anxiety, agitation, sleeplessness, or mood swings
- Feeling like there is no reason to live
- Rage or anger
- Engaging in risky activities without thinking
- Increasing alcohol or drug abuse
- Withdrawing from family and friends
- Thinking about hurting or killing yourself or someone else
- Looking for ways to kill yourself or others
- Talking about death, dying, or suicide
- Self-destructive behavior such as drug abuse, weapons, etc.