Help in a Crisis

If you are a current client and have needs that can’t wait until your scheduled appointment, please call or text us at (336) 722-7266 and we will try to find a better solution for you. We keep urgent times reserved each week for people in crisis, and have an after-hours emergency line staffed 24/7 by a clinician at (336) 525-9090.

Although most crises are short-term, the anxiety they create can push people towards impulsive solutions. Those often back-fire, as it usually takes time to develop a good plan for a crisis. We also offer dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) which is designed to help people build crisis survival skills.

Crisis survival guide

When families disagree about treatment

Hospitals and day programs:

If you or your relative needs in-home assessment for a psychiatric emergency, you can call (888) 581-9988 or (336) 607-8523 Ext: 147 for DayMark’s public-funded services in Forsyth County.

Most counties in North Carolina also have mobile crisis services for in-home assessment, a full list is available here.

Alternatively, several local hospitals offer psychiatric assessments 24/7.  These hospitals are trying to offer assessments outside of the emergency-room setting.  These assessments may lead to hospital admission or to a daily group program:

Forsyth Behavioral Health Outpatient Assessment Center
175 Kimel Park Drive, Suite 100
Winston-Salem, NC

Old Vineyard Behavioral Health Services
3637 Old Vineyard Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27104
(336) 794-3550

Moses Cone Behavioral Health
700 Walter Reed Drive
Greensboro, NC 27403
(800) 711-2635

These Triad hospitals offer 24 hour assessment through their medical emergency rooms:

WFU-NC Baptist Hospital

High Point Behavioral Health

Additional resources

National Hopeline Network 1-800-SUICIDE
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK
Crisis Text Line

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Reinhold Niebuhr • The Serenity Prayer