What is a psychiatric emergency?

by cadabamshospital

30 April,2020 | 5 months read

A psychiatric emergency is a situation where an individual suffering from mental illness is at risk of behaving in a way that could cause harm to self or others. You should consider going to a psychiatric hospital immediately if you are unable to function as a result of your mental health. If you are having thoughts of self-harm or of violence towards others, seek help as quickly as possible.