While we want to be of support to all alumnae we do need to caution that support is only available in the ways described throughout the aftercare and alumna site. We are not able to provide 24/7 crisis response to our alumnae.
There are three ways in which we would advise our alumnae to respond if in immediate crisis. One is to contact your outpatient providers (therapist/psychiatrist) and inform them, as these are the individuals who are responsible for your care and know more about your current needs. They can, therefore, advise you in the best way.
You may also choose to reach out to a 24/7 crisis hotline. One such contact is 1-800-273-8255. This is a national hotline and they can direct you to the nearest hotline in your county or area.
Second, if your safety or the safety of another is at risk, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room as this is truly the only place to get immediate 24/7 support.
Thirdly, if you are at risk and want to seek readmission to Brookhaven Retreat then please contact our 24/7 admissions staff, Pat Hammonds at 1-865-712-5776.