Children Mental Health Crisis Assessment, Intervention, and Stabilization Services
I.N.K. Crisis Line available for Child/Teens 24/7: 218-398-5313
H.O.P. E. Crisis Line available for Adults 24/7: 218-256-2659
Children mental health crisis services are intensive, face-to-face, short-term, mental health services initiated during a crisis to assist returning to their baseline level of functioning.
What is a 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.
Crisis interventions are face-to-face, short-term, intensive mental health services started during a mental health assessment. Interventions can assist with coping with immediate stressors, identifying available resources, developing action plans, and avoiding unnecessary hospitalizations.
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, and may include supportive counseling, skills training, education, referrals, and collaboration with other service providers.
Contact Crisis Coordinators for additional questions and to determine eligibility.
If a child/teen has a plan or intent to harm self or others, please take them to the emergency room or call 911 immediately.