Crisis Resources

Don't suffer alone. 

Working with a psychiatrist does not mean that you will never come across difficult times again. After all, you are human, and with our humanity comes moments of uncertainty and emotionality that is sometimes out of our control. If you find yourself feeling out of control, please reach out for help.  

For EMERGENCIES, please call 9-1-1 or present to your nearest emergency room for medical or psychiatric attention. 

For NON-URGENT routine concerns, questions or refill requests, please message Dr. Frische through the patient portal. 

Patient Portal

For URGENT needs, please utilize the following resources:

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

We can all help prevent suicide. The 988 Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States. (Previously known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)

English: 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or call/text 988 

Spanish:  1-888-628-9454 o Envía "AYUDA" al 988

Online Chat:   or

Crisis Solutions North Carolina

Mobile Crisis Response Teams come to your home at your request. These teams are sponsored by county-specific managed care organizations (MCO's), and provide a number of integrated services including: 

Look up your county's Mobile Crisis Response Team:

Local Mental Health Urgent Cares

The Hope Line

live, confidential, one-on-one chat with counselors who are QPR certfied in suicide prevention. Free and confidential. 

The Hopeline-North Carolina

Crisis Call Center

Crisis Call Center’s 24-hour crisis line often serves as the first point of contact for individuals who are seeking help, support, and information. Crisis can affect anyone at any time. The need for emotional support or referral assistance is something most individuals encounter at some point in their lives. Staff and volunteers are available 24/7/365 to help individuals discover the skills and resources that they uniquely possess that allow them to develop solutions to maximize self-sufficiency.

English: 1-800-273-8255

Text: “ANSWER” to 839863

The Trevor Project

The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth.

TrevorLifeline — A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available 24/7 at 1-866-488-7386

TrevorText — Text “START” to 678678. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available 7 Days A Week, (6am–1am ET/3am–10pm PT).

Veterans Crisis Line

The Veterans Crisis Line is a free, confidential resource that’s available to anyone, even if you’re not registered with VA or enrolled in VA health care. The caring, qualified responders at the Veterans Crisis Line are specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.  Many of them are Veterans themselves.

English:  1-800-273-8255

Support for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: 1-800-799-4889

Text: 838255

Crisis Text Line

Crisis Text Line is free, 24/7 support for those in crisis. Text 741741 from anywhere in the US to text with a trained Crisis Counselor. Crisis Text Line trains volunteers to support people in crisis. 

Text “HOME “to 741741

UNC Healthcare Psychiatry Crisis Line

Call: 984-974-3950

Physician Support Line

Psychiatrists helping our US physician colleagues and medical students navigate the many intersections of our personal and professional lives                     
Free & Confidential | No appointment necessary               
Open 7 days a week | 8:00AM - 1:00AM ET

Call: 1(888)409-0141

Walk-In Clinics and 24/7 Crisis Centers:

Carolina Outreach, Psychiatric Urgent Care

2670 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd. Durham, North Carolina 27707

Uninsured, medicaid from Durham, Wake, Cumberland, Johnston County

Orange County

Freedom House Facility Based Crisis, 24/7 

104 New Stateside Dr, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 

Phone: (919) 967-8844

Durham County

Durham Recovery Response Center, 24/7

309 Crutchfield Street, Durham 

Ph: 919-560-7305

Wake County

Monarch Behavioral Health Urgent Care (BHUC)

319 Chapanoke Rd., Suite 120, Raleigh319 Chapanoke Rd., Suite 120, Raleigh

Ph: 919-703-2845.

UNC Health Care at WakeBrook, Crisis and Assessment, 24/7

107 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh 

Ph: 984-974-4800 

Johnston County

Mental Health Division, Johnston Co. Health Department

521 North Brightleaf Boulevard, Smithfield 

Ph: 919-989-5200

Cumberland County

Community Mental Health Center at Cape Fear Valley

724 Roxie Avenue, Fayetteville 

Ph: 910-615-3333

For more information:

National Institute of Mental Health 

Offers robust online materials about mental health conditions and treatments.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

Information on mental illness educational, support, and advocacy programs in North Carolina.

Mental Health America (MHA) 

Community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Families for Depression Awareness 

Nonprofit that helps families recognize and cope with depression and bipolar disorder.