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


Crisis Services

Do you feel depressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious?
Have you had thoughts of suicide or hurting yourself?

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

Out of Control? Stressed? Frustrated? Worried?

If you’re having a hard time coping and adapting during this pandemic, our trained mental health professionals are available 24/7 by phone to support you and help you develop new ways to cope during COVID.

(918) 744-4800

Fuera de control en cuanto? Tensión? Frustración? Preocupación?

Si usted esta teniendo dificultad para encerrarse y adaptarse durante ésta pandemia, nuestros profesionales en Salud Mental estan disponibles las venticuatro horas, siete días a la Semana por teléfono para apoyarle y ayudarle en su desarrollo con nuevos caminos durante éste encierro de COVID.

(918) 744-4800

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. Please call COPES at 918.744.4800.  A trained mental health professional is there 24/7 to provide crisis support. We are a local provider for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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.

“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

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.

CrisisCare Center


Our CrisisCare Center is open 24/7 and primarily serves adults in Tulsa County. Call 918.744.4800 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 includes:

  • 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, pharmaceutical oversight 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 16-bed, non-hospital crisis stabilization unit – built to alleviate the shortage in our community of inpatient psychiatric beds for Medicaid beneficiaries – 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


Our COPES team assesses the level of risk, provides crisis support by phone and when needed will go directly to the person in crisis.

COPES rapid response can save lives and keeps those in crisis safe and stable.

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), the Tulsa Fire Department (TFD) and the Mental Health Association OK (MHAO).

The CRT provides crisis response services to 911 calls with an eye towards 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 two days a week.

CRT Annual Report

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.

COPES, saving lives everyday.

F&CS 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.