• Mental Health Crisis Guidance

     

    A Psychiatric emergency/crisis includes any of the following:

    • Statements about wanting to die; engaging in talk or actions about activities which could result in serious harm or death
    • Statements about wanting to seriously hurt or kill someone else
    • Out of control behavior: explosive, aggressive behavior which cannot be controlled and/or refusal to follow rules which poses a safety concern, i.e. running away, destroying property, refusal to attend treatment program

    Should a psychiatric emergency arise, your options include:

    • Call 911 when there is risk of imminent and serious harm to your child or someone else
    • Take your child to the nearest emergency room, or call Police if they are making threats to hurt him/herself, making threats to hurt someone else or are displaying out of control behavior
    • Contact county PESS - Psychiatric Evaluation Screening Services (see below)

    PES - Psychiatric Evaluation Screening/Services

    24-hour emergency mental health care, including risk assessments, screenings, crisis intervention and stabilization, psychiatric emergency services and access to mental health resources

    PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES (PES)

    Saint Clare’s Hospital

    25 Pocono Rd, Denville

    973-625-6150

    973-625-0280 (after hours hotline)

    PSYCHIATRIC EMERGENCY SERVICES (PES)

    Morristown Medical Center

    100 Madison Ave,

    Morristown, NJ 07960

    (973)-540-0100



    Hotlines:

    NJ Department of Children & Families: www.state.nj/dcf/families/hotlines