Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota provides qualified counselors who are able to respond to any problem 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by phone. Services are no cost, confidential and immediately accessible. Counselors help the caller reach a place of emotional and physical safety and then direct the caller to available community resources that offer longer-term support. Phone counselors provide over the phone assessments, safety plans and support. Our phone counselors can connect you to local teams able to meet where you are and provide additional supports.
A mental health crisis or emergency is a behavioral, emotional or psychiatric situation which without timely mental health intervention would result in a significant reduced level of functioning or placement.
Crisis Response offers 24/7 phone counseling to those experiencing a mental health crisis. If you need additional support, trained staff will refer you to our mobile teams or other services available in your area.
People who are thinking of ending their life exhibit one or more warning signs, either through what they say or what they do. The more warning signs, the greater the risk.
If a person talks about:
- Having no reason to live.
- Being a burden to others.
- Feeling trapped.
- Unbearable pain.
A person’s suicide risk is greater if a behavior is new or has increased, especially if it’s related to a painful event, loss, or change.
- Increased use of alcohol or drugs.
- Looking for a way to kill themselves, such as searching online for materials or means.
- Acting recklessly.
- Withdrawing from activities.
- Isolating from family and friends.
- Sleeping too much or too little.
- Visiting or calling people to say goodbye.
- Giving away prized possessions.
People who are considering suicide often display one or more of the following moods.
- Loss of interest.
Help is just a phone call away. Crisis Response of Southeast Minnesota provides 24/7 phone support, a suicide prevention helpline and mental health services. Please call us at 1-844-CRISIS2 or 1-844-274-7472.