If you're in crisis and need immediate help, adults and children can call COPES at


Do you feel depressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious?
Have you had thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself?
Are you worried that someone you love is suicidal?

We are here to help and we are here 24/7/365.

CrisisCare Center


Our CrisisCare Center is open 24/7 and serves adults 18 years and older in Tulsa County. Call 918.921.3200 for help determining which crisis services can best meet your needs.

The CrisisCare Center provides critically-needed psychiatric beds and innovative crisis respite services that include:

  • Triage and Screening and Assessment unit (24/7)
  • Crisis Urgent Recovery Center (Up to 24 hours)
  • Crisis Stabilization Unit (3-5 days)


A free resource offering immediate screening and assessment for individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis.


This supporting and calming environment has continuous supervision and support in a comfortable, therapeutic setting for individuals experiencing:

  • Bizarre behavior due to a mental illness
  • Unmanageable, moderate depression and/or overwhelming anxiety
  • An initial stage of active manic mood
  • Suicidal, homicidal or self-harm thoughts or threats


Our 19-bed, non-hospital crisis stabilization unit – built to alleviate the shortage in our community of inpatient psychiatric beds for Medicaid beneficiaries and uninsured individuals – provides short-term structured care as an alternative to hospitalization. Our goal is to help patients stabilize and achieve significant improvement within three to five days while they receive a combination of these services:

  • Continuous evaluation and treatment planning
  • Medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Crisis intervention and de-escalation
  • Mobilization of family and natural support systems
  • Linkage to community resources
  • Group and individual therapy
  • Therapeutic activities
  • Nursing services

COPES (Community Outreach Psychiatric Emergency Services), a free and confidential 24/7 telephone crisis line and mobile crisis service, provides emotional support children and adults in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. We can also work with family members, friends, schools, law enforcement and other professionals to ensure safe resolutions and intervention plans are put in place.

CRISIS LINE –If you or someone you know is in crisis, it is easy to reach out for help. Call COPES at 918.744.4800.  A trained mental health professional is there 24/7 to provide crisis support. You can also call or text 988.

MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE – If you need face-to-face help, we can come to you where ever it may be – home, school, work or in the community.  Our 24/7 COPES mobile response team specializes in crisis management through immediate crisis assessment, intervention, stabilization, follow-up and linkage to community resources and mental health care. We are 988’s Tulsa’s mobile crisis response team.

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(918) 744-4800

With help comes hope. We are a phone call away to help with a number of mental health crises:

  • Suicidal thoughts, threats of suicide or self-harm
  • Depression
  • Severely emotionally upset
  • Relationship crisis
  • Aggressive behavior
  • Threats to harm others
  • Overwhelming anxiety or panic attacks
  • Poor reality testing or thought disorder
  • Paranoia, psychosis, delusional or decompensating
  • Substance abuse emergency

COPES is free, confidential and available 24/7 to anyone in Tulsa County. Services may be billed to Medicaid as appropriate.

988 Mobile Response Team – The COPES team is one of the mobile crisis teams dispatched to a mental health crisis when individuals call 988 for assistance.

The Community Response Team (CRT) is an innovative, first responder collaboration between a Family & Children’s Services COPES mental health professional, the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) and the Tulsa Fire Department (TFD).

The CRT provides crisis response services to 911 calls with an eye toward ongoing mental health support. CRT’s approach is designed to de-escalate a crisis, reduce risk and provide safe support for the client.

The collaborative currently responds to calls five days a week.

Co-Response with Tulsa Fire Dept.

The Alternative Response Team (ART) is a mobile, co-response with Family & Children’s Services COPES clinician and Tulsa Fire Department paramedic, providing multiple layers of care in one response.

  • The Tulsa Fire Department paramedic provides a medical assessment, medical care and transition of care if needed.
  • The COPES clinician provides a clinical assessment and assists in providing follow-up services.

Together this model provides the right care, the right resources at the right time for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis or behavioral health request – a more comprehensive approach.

Co-Response with Tulsa Police Dept.

The Integrated Response Team (IRT) is a partnership between Family & Children’s Services and the Tulsa Police Department (TPD) that embeds mental health professionals in all TPD Divisions.

This allows mental health professionals to respond to multiple officer calls from each division instead of only one officer assigned to a specialty team.

iPad access for Law Enforcement – This is a partnership between Family & Children’s Services and law enforcement agencies around Tulsa County. It equips Officers with single push button immediate access to a mental health professional. Allowing for de-escalation, stabilization, connection to services and follow-up. Over 400 iPads are deployed around Tulsa County with an immediate connection to COPES to assist during crisis situations.

Family & Children’s Services (FCS) clinicians are embedded in Tulsa’s 911 Center. This is a partnership with the City of Tulsa and the Tulsa Police Department.

Having an FCS mental health professional to assist with calls going to the 911 Center when someone is in mental health crisis allow for immediate de-escalation of the crisis call and helps with an individual’s stabilization and connectivity to resources.

For more information call Lorri Perez at 918.633.2407

Psychological First Aid

When a disaster or crisis strikes, Family & Children’s Service’s Psychological First Aid (PFA) Teams can help. PFA mobilizes to provide support and comfort, reduce the initial distress caused by traumatic events and foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning and coping. This evidence-informed approach is for children, adolescents, adults, and families in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism. PFA is used by individuals, schools, companies, churches, banks with robberies and various other community organizations.

Immediately after a crisis event, those who assist are often family members, neighbors, teachers, community members and first responders of various kinds (emergency medical teams, police, firefighters). PFA is important because people do better over the long term if they feel safe, connected to others, calm & hopeful; have access to social, physical & emotional support; and regain a sense of control by being able to help themselves.

Call us for help with:

  • Non-intrusive, practical care and support
  • Assessing needs and concerns
  • Helping people to address basic needs (food, water)
  • Listening, but not pressuring people to talk
  • Comforting people and helping them to feel calm
  • Helping people connect to information, services and social supports
  • Protecting people from further harm

Survivors of Suicide Attempts Support Group


Have you ever attempted suicide? Do you feel as if there is no one you can talk to? Join us for eight weeks of support group meetings with highly trained professionals from Family & Children’s Services who provide direct, confidential counseling to individuals who have survived a suicide attempt.

For more information, speak with your F&CS therapist or case manager by calling 918.712.4301.

“She calmed me down and was so kind. She gave me some information and resources that I needed. I felt so much better after calling.”

COPES caller

COPES, saving lives everyday.

FCS is dedicated to suicide prevention and is part of the Zero Suicide initiative by embedding evidence-based practices focused on patient safety and offering hope and recovery for people at risk for suicide.