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Dealing with a Mental Health Crisis or Emergency

A mental health crisis often means that you no longer feel able to cope with or be in control of your situation. 

You may feel great emotional distress or anxiety, feel unable to cope with day-to-day life or work, think about suicide or self-harm, or experience hallucinations and hear voices.

A crisis can also be the result of an underlying medical condition, such as confusion or delusions caused by an infection, overdose, illicit drugs or intoxication with alcohol. Confusion may also be associated with dementia.

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