A friend of mine has a loved one who’s been acting erratically. She was too distraught at the time to know what to do, so I offered to help. I had heard of dialing 211 to get information on civil services, and this is how I got help.
After dialing 211 and choosing “medical” services, I spoke with Carmen. I explained my friend’s situation, and because the person of concern lived in Orange County, Carmen gave me the toll free number to Los Angeles County’s 211 (800-708-6029).
When a person acts erratically, it is appropriate to call this number and ask for help. Our county has a Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (P.E.R.T.) that will go into the field and evaluate a person for mental stability. They are properly equipped to handle situations like that, certainly more qualified than I am.
I’ve left the situation as such, but wanted to share this information in case any of my other friends runs into a situation like this.