When you feel lost, lonely, trapped or have nowhere else to turn for help, turn to Family & Children’s Services.

Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services (COPES) is a telephone and mobile crisis service that responds around the clock to children and adults experiencing a severe emotional or behavioral disturbance or psychiatric emergency, including but not limited to the following:

  • Threats of suicide
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-injury
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to harm others
  • Depression
  • Severe emotional upset or inability to care for daily needs
  • Poor reality testing or thought disorder
  • Overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks

The COPES team will assess the level of risk, provide crisis support by phone and may go directly to the person in crisis to intervene and stabilize the situation.