What should I do if I'm experiencing a mental health emergency?
HWP is considered an outpatient facility, and we are set up to accommodate individuals who are reasonably safe and resourceful. We do not carry beepers nor are we available at all times. Generally, providers will return phone calls within 24-48 hours. If you have a mental health emergency, we encourage you not to wait for a call back, but to do one or more of the following:
Call Behavioral Health Link/GCAL: 1-800-715-4225 or other crisis hotline;
Call Ridgeview Institute at 770.434.4567 or local hospital;
Call Peachford Hospital at 770.454.5589 or local hospital;
Call Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (National Crisis Line);
Contact Lifeline Chat at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/Default.aspx;
Call 911; and/or
Go to the emergency room of your choice.