Adult Mental Health Crisis Assessment, Intervention and Stabilization Services
Crisis Line available 24/7: 218-256-2659
Adult mental health crisis services are intensive face-to-face, short-term mental health services initiated during a crisis to help them return to their baseline level of functioning.
To be eligible for crisis services, a recipient must:
- Be eligible for State Medicaid or Medical Assistance (MA).
- Be 18-years or older.
- Be experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency (increase in mental health symptoms, thoughts of self-harm/hurting self).
What is an example of Mental Health Crisis:
A mental health crisis can be defined in different ways including, but not limited to; an increase in current mental health symptoms, that are different from the person’s baseline of symptoms. At times when symptoms increase individuals are at risk for relapsing, self-harm, harm to others or hospitalizations. Crisis can be prompted from an increase in life stressors, recent life changes, loss and medication changes to name a few.
A crisis assessment is an immediate face-to-face evaluation to assess the recipient’s situation and identify any immediate need for emergency services.
- Assist in returning behaviors to his/her baseline level of functioning.
- Evaluate, in a culturally appropriate way and as time permits, the adult’s current: Mental Health Symptoms, Risk Behaviors, Strengths and Vulnerabilities, Cultural considerations, Current Support network and Functioning.
- The crisis assessment can be conducted in the recipient’s home, the home of a family member or another community location. This will determine the need for crisis intervention services or referrals to other resources.
Crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services started during a mental health assessment.
Crisis Intervention Can:
- Assistance to cope with immediate stressors and lessen his/her suffering.
- Assist with identifying and utilization of available resources.
- Avoid unnecessary hospitalization and loss of independent living.
- Develop action plans.
Crisis stabilization services are mental health services provided to a recipient after a crisis intervention to help the recipient obtain his/her functional level as it was before the crisis. Stabilization services are based on the crisis assessment and crisis plan.
During stabilization the need for further assessment and referrals is assessed and provided.
If a adult has a plan or intent to harm self or others, please take them to the emergency room or call 911 immediately.
Northland Counseling Center Inc. Crisis Line – 218-256-2659