Are you currently living in North Carolina and need mental health help fast? If the answer to the question is yes, you might want to consider calling **ASK (star star ask) now. This one is known as a mental health crisis and emergency hotline for North Carolina. It will help you to connect you to the North Carolina resources and get the right care at the right time and at the right place.
**ASK is the name of the service offered by a Medicaid managed care organization called Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Cardinal Innovations Healthcare is described as an insurance company that is specially made for Medicaid recipients with mental health, substance use disorders, and intellectual and or developmental disabilities.
The number of **ASK is 1 800 939 5911. The team of **ASK is always there to help you to do a few things, including:
- Listening and understanding your immediate needs.
- Sending a mobile crisis team for you to consult.
- Recommending local Walk-In/Advanced Access Centers, Crisis Recovery Centers, or Comprehensive Community Clinics.
- Working with you to make an appointment with a provider. Keep in mind that each appointment is able to be scheduled within 7 days. Actually, every case might be different and everything depends on the urgency of the situation.
By calling the number mentioned above, you will be able to talk directly to the mental health crisis line responders of **ASK. Everyone in the team is professional, well trained, and has experience with handling the mental health challenges. Feel free to talk about your feelings and you can just say it if you have an intention to end your life or if you are in your lowest life or if you worry about the one that you love. The main key is honesty. It is a must to be open and to be honest so the issue can be solved.
**ASK is a live saver for those in North Carolina. On top of that, the service is free. To take advantage of the service, there is also no need for you to be a member of Cardinal Innovations Healthcare, which is contrary to the popular beliefs.
For those who are in North Carolina that face the mental health crisis situations that are not life threatening, you can also reach out to the Integrated Family Service or IFS by calling its mobile crisis chat/hotline. The number of the hotline is 1 866 437 1821. Feel free to call the number anytime you want as it is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. This hotline is available for residents of Beaufort, Bertie, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Craven, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Jones, Martin, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Pitt, Onslow, Tyrrell and Washington counties.
The third one that you can reach out to is Monarchs Crisis Management by calling its mobile crisis chat/hotline. The phone number for it is 1 800 568 9689. This phone number is actually intended for Robeson, Scotland, and Bladen counties.
For those residents of Brunswick, Craven, New Hanover, Pamlico, Carteret, Jones, Onslow, and Pender counties, you can call the mobile crisis response team of RHA Health Services Inc., which is 1 844 709 4097. If you are from Buncombe, Madison, Yancey, Transylvania, Henderson, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell, Mitchell, Alexander or Caldwell counties, you can use 1 888 573 1006 instead of the previous phone number.
The next one is called Trillium Health Resources. The phone number that you can dial is 877 685 2415. Just like the phone number of the Integrated Family Service, this one is also available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, meaning you can dial the number whenever you need to.
Another number that you can call when you face mental health crisis situations that are not life threatening is 1 800 451 9682. This is the helpline number of NAMI North Carolina. It is available from Monday to Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.
The second to the sixth one is actually the mental health resources for children in North California. If the case is for the adult, the first one is the right one.
If you are in a life threatening situation, instead of calling one of the numbers mentioned above, you are suggested to call 911 instead. The number can be dialed if there is emergency situation such as:
- One has harmed themselves or another.
- One is likely to harm themselves or others.
- There is serious property damage.
- One is unable to care for oneself.
- One is scared or unsafe.
- One needs immediate action or intervention as an individual has disappeared and is likely to harm themselves or the others or is threatened, talking about, or having a plan to take their own life.
- One has consumed something that can threaten their life.
If you or if you see someone near you have a thought to end life, take an action immediately. There is a thing called the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. The number to reach them out is 1 800 273 8255. If you prefer communicating through text rather than talking directly, you can actually send a text STAR to 741 741. Please wait a bit and you will get a response from the well trained specialist.
When reaching out the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, feel free to talk about all the things that are currently in your head. They will listen to everything that you say. Say anything that you want to say and do not stop the call until you feel better.
Mental health is no joke but it can actually be treated. Do not feel bad to say you have mental health as you are not alone. Even the popular stars with big homes, big bank accounts, fancy cars, and tons of fans cannot run from this illness. It has been known that the likes of Princess Diana, Prince Harry, Cara Delevingne, Glenn Close, Zendaya, Kristen Stewart, Steve Young, Donny Osmond, Dan Reynolds, Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Radcliffe, and many more also have suffered from this illness.