Local & National Resources for Mental Health Emergencies

 If you are in danger or in a life-threatening situation, please call 911 immediately.

 If you need to speak with someone about what you are experiencing right away, please call one of the below resources immediately!

If you are in an urgent situation, and your normal support system is unable to assist you, during reasonable hours you may call your therapist on the personal number provided to you. If you do not reach your therapist, and you need to speak with a Westside clinician, you may try Dr. Eugster at (608) 335-8286.

Please remember, psychotherapy is not an emergency procedure. It always takes time to resolve things, even crises. It is important to respect the boundaries of your therapist’s personal time. If you are struggling, writing down your feelings to share with your therapist can have a very calming effect.

Please let your therapist know when you are in difficulty, and s/he will contact you as soon as possible, and may be able to get you in for an early session.

Mental Health Crises Resourcs Please do not hesitate seeking help when you need it.
Organization / Topic Phone Number Description
Emergency Services 911 For any emergency. Dispatch will find the right people to help.
Dane County 24-hour Crisis Line (800) SUICIDE
En Español (888) 628-9454
Dane County Clerk of Courts (608) 266-4311 Regarding commitment process for a loved one in crisis who needs help
Madison Bipolar & Depression Support Website
The Solstice House Warm Line (608) 422-2383 Peer support, answered 4pm - 10pm M-F, 2pm - 10pm weekends
Alcohol Hotline (800) 331-2900
Alcohol & Drug Helpline (800) 821-4357
Child Abuse Hotline (800) 422-4453
Cocaine Anonymous (800) 347-8998
Domestic Violence Hotline (800) 799-7233
LGBT Youth (866) 488-7386
National Helpline for Substance Abuse (800) 347-8998
Poison Control (800) 222-1222
Suicide Hotline (800) 273-TALK
Transgender Individuals (877) 565-8860 line staffed by people who are themselves transgender
Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255
24/7 Mental Health Crisis Text Line Text "HOME" to 741-741
National Alliance on Mental Illness Text NAMI to 741741
Crisis Website
I'm Alive Chat Website
24/7 Online Chat Website