When you feel lost, lonely, trapped or have no where 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
- Aggressive behavior
- Threats to harm others
- 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, when needed, go directly to the person in crisis to intervene and stabilize the situation. We can work with family members, friends, law enforcement and other professionals to ensure safe resolutions and intervention plans are put into place.