If you or someone you know is in need of contacting Crisis,
we can be reached at: 1-800-560-4038 or 317-574-1252.

Aspire Crisis is here to help individuals, families, and the community - who are experiencing mental health and/or substance abuse related emergencies - by providing 24-hour crisis intervention, assessment, and referrals.

How can Crisis help? Crisis helps by providing:

  • phone triage, risk assessments, and safety planning
  • suicide awareness, intervention, and prevention
  • education and information about mental illness and substance abuse, and treatment options
  • assistance in navigating the mental health system
  • referrals to treatment, including inpatient treatment when needed
  • urgent outpatient intakes and appointments
  • referrals to community resources
  • Crisis Intervention Team training to law enforcement

Calls to Crisis include:

  • risk of suicide
  • harm to others
  • shelter needs
  • medication concerns
  • domestic abuse
  • grief
  • addiction/withdrawal
  • depression and anxiety
  • children with school or behavioral concerns
  • law enforcement seeking help for individuals in crisis
  • general information or concerns

Crisis works closely with law enforcement officers who initiate immediate detentions from the scene of mental health emergencies. Hospitals, physicians and other community providers contact Crisis wishing to transfer individuals for emergency psychiatric evaluation, inpatient psychiatric stabilization, or urgent outpatient follow up.

Under the supervision of Aspire’s psychiatrists, the Crisis Department coordinates and facilitates all emergency evaluations and inpatient admissions with Community Hospital North. Working with the courts, they assist staff and families in petitioning for involuntary inpatient admissions such as the 72 hour emergency detention orders.

Know the warning signs of suicide:

  • talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself
  • looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun
  • talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live
  • talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
  • talking about being a burden to others
  • increased use of alcohol or drugs
  • acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly
  • sleeping too little or too much
  • withdrawing or feeling isolated
  • showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
  • displaying extreme mood swings

If you or someone you know is in need of contacting Crisis,
we can be reached at: 1-800-560-4038 or 317-574-1252.