Crisis teams offer free 24/7 crisis response to your home or other location. They can assist in identifying risk level and the most appropriate next steps.
Empact Crisis Hotline: 480-784-1500
Maricopa Crisis Hotline: 602-222-9444
If in need of immediate support, do not hesitate to call 911. Specify suicide risk so that appropriately trained officers are dispatched. Do NOT attempt to transport an actively suicidal person to the hospital unless absolutely necessary.
These are available for children, adolescents, and parents or other adults.
Teen Lifeline: 602-248-8366 - call or text
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline - 1-800-273-8255
Trevor Lifeline (for LGBT+): 1-866-488-7386
INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAMS
An alternative to hospitalization, IOPs provide intensive therapeutic support three days a week after school hours. These can be critical in providing support following resolution of the immediate crisis. Providers include Aurora Behavioral Health, Banner Desert, and Oasis.
Therapists are not available to respond to crises, but therapy is an important component to a follow-up plan for support. Parents are encouraged to explore possible provider profiles with their child at places such as psychologytoday.com
All public schools have licensed counselors, social workers, and psychologists who are available to discuss on-campus support options. Although they can only respond to crises on campus, never hesitate to reach out for additional support from your child's school following the initial to obtain ongoing support.