Know the difference:
A crisis is a time of intense difficulty, distress or trouble. A crisis can be personal, a family crisis, or related to some other event in your life. If you are in a crisis, call one of our counselors: 988.
An emergency is a situation that requires immediate attention. If someone is at immediate risk of hurting themself or someone else or is in immediate danger because of a health condition or other situation: Call 911 immediately.
Being aware of your mental health and having a clear understanding of what calms and relaxes you can help you be prepared for any situation, whether it’s a crisis, emergency or disaster.