An emotional crisis is a TEMPORARY INABILITY to cope with a life problem and is usually accompanied by a high degree of emotional upset. The person in crisis may exhibit the following characteristics:
- A highly emotional state, panic or anxiety
- Signs of extreme stress (physiological/psychological)
- Signs of extreme apathy
- Signs of violent behavior to self or others (verbal or behavioral)
- Verbal communication that suicide and/or homicide is intended (subtle or overt)
- Evidence of drug and/or alcohol abuse
- Behavior inappropriate to the environment/context such as overt acts of anger
- Extreme focus on relief
- Great emotional upset such as uncontrollable crying
- May make statements of hopelessness, defeat or inadequacies
Eastfield College Procedures
The following procedures are guidelines to follow with individuals who are in an emotional crisis. These steps recognize the importance of intense feelings in such a crisis and the potential for violence or disruption of a class or other space, which may involve others.
- Call Eastfield Counseling Services at 972-860-7371 AND
- Contact the Campus Police at 911.
- Please be prepared to provide the following information:
- Give your name, exact location and person(s) involved.
- Give nature of the situation and your concerns.
- Specify your role and clarify any assistance needed.
Use the emergency call boxes located in the hallways to call college police for assistance
If you are experiencing an actual mental health emergency and need immediate assistance call:
911, state you are having a mental health crisis.
1-866-260-8000 ADAPT Community Solutions Crisis Line
(214) 828-1000 Suicide and Crisis Hotline