Why Get Help?
A crisis is a very individual reaction to an event or experience. One person may be extremely affected by an event, while someone else experiencing the same event may experience little or no negative effects.
Events may include:
- Relationship breakdown or difficulties
- Loss (of a loved one, job, home)
- Physical health issues
- Caring for another
- Violence and trauma
- Pressures from work or study
- An accident
- A natural disaster
- The onset of mental health issues
- Impact from a family member or friend involved in a crisis
If a crisis is not dealt with in a healthy way, it can lead to longer lasting mental health issues, social, relationship or physical problems.
What to expect when you call:
- A professionally trained Crisis Counsellor
- Crisis Counsellors will ask questions to ensure you are safe
- Crisis Counsellors will gather information about what is currently happening and what has happened in the past. What has been successful and what has not.
- Crisis Counsellors will assess current and past supports that you have utilized.
- Crisis Counsellors will help you priorize what needs to be addressed and what can wait
- Crisis Counsellors will problem solve with you and advise you of the resources that can help you move forward
Crisis support is short term; and will provide you with assistance, non-judgemental support and resources in your time of need. The main goal of crisis support is to help reduce stress and improve your ability to cope with your current situation, as well as the knowledge how to deal with any future crises.
If you are in crisis, whatever the circumstances, you’re not alone. Help is available.
Mobile Crisis Services responded to 23,274 calls for help in 2015.
The fact that you are reading this page means you recognize that you need some additional support.
If you need support at any time, you can call any of our free confidential lines 24/7.
Rural Saskatchewan can call Toll Free 1-800-667-4442 Farm Stress Line
Or you can email us by selecting "Email Us Online Help"