Mental Health Crisis Signs in Richmond, KY
Baptist Health Richmond: Addressing a Mental Health Crisis
Common signs of a mental health crisis include rapid mood swings or aggressive behavior. Learn about treatment and recovery support at Baptist Health Richmond.
The team approach to Mental Health Crisis Signs in Richmond, KY, HealthTalks Transcript:
Kristine Baula, MD:
A mental health crisis can affect anyone at any time, and there's no shame or embarrassment in seeking help for that. Over the course of the recent pandemic, we definitely saw an uptick in people seeking resources for their mental health.
In general, there are some common changes in behavior and in emotional regulation that you might want to look out for. Some of those include rapid mood swings or aggressive behavior where someone was normally not aggressive. They might even make some suicidal comments. Sometimes they might play it off as a joke so that other people might not notice, but some people might make steps to even prepare for a future without them in it.
At Baptist Health Richmond, we aim to provide preventive efforts, clinical treatment and recovery support. Some of the clinical treatments that we offer include individual counseling, psychiatric medication management, substance abuse treatment and crisis consultation.
If you or your loved one is experiencing what you believe to be a mental health crisis, I recommend that you call 988, which is the suicide and crisis lifeline, or come to the Baptist Health Richmond emergency department, where we have behavioral health therapists and social workers available 24/7 to help you with crisis consultation and to connect you with services immediately.