Q: When is it time to call 911? I’ve been told many times that I should call the police or mental health hotline when there’s a crisis, but how do I know when it’s a real crisis?
A: If your child is doing something dangerous to him or herself, or others (including a pet), or property, and if you can’t manage it or stop it, call for help. “Dangerous” means threatening, harmful, or abusive. Emergency 911 dispatchers, police, and mental health crisis workers all encourage anyone to call, anytime. You … Continue reading