Emergency/Crisis Services

Mental Health
3. Services


Emergency/Crisis Services

If you ever feel out of control or have thoughts of hurting yourself, you must get help immediately.

Crisis intervention services are available to help you right away. Never keep these feelings to yourself. You should always tell someone you trust how you are feeling. If you reach out to crisis services, you can get the help you need and may be able to avoid having to go to the hospital.

Mobile Crisis Teams (MCTs) respond immediately to psychiatric emergencies and can be reached by calling 1-800-LIFENET. Other crisis intervention services can be put in place before a crisis occurs and are available to help you if you are in crisis. The goal is to help you stay out of the hospital. Two of these programs include Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) and Intensive Crisis Stabilization and Treatment (ICST). For more information about these programs, speak with your caseworker or your lawyer.