Mobile teams complete comprehensive crisis assessments. A crisis assessment is an immediate, face-to-face evaluation by a two crisis-trained mental health practitioners consulting with a mental health professional.

The assessment helps do the following:

  • Assess current risks and life events
  • Assess the protective factors that the caller has available in the crisis
  • Assess mental health symptoms
  • Risky behaviors
  • Cultural considerations
  • Support network
  • Level of functioning

Provide immediate intervention to aid the caller in relieving current symptoms of the mental health crisis. The teams may provide the following services as deemed therapeutically appropriate.

  • Coping skills
  • Situational de-escalation
  • Safety Planning
  • Means removal
  • Education
  • Referral to crisis residential services (if available)
  • Referral to Emergency Departments
  • Coordination with other local providers


Contact Crisis Response for Southeast Minnesota for help with all your concerns and provides mental health services in the Rochester, MN and Southern Minnesota area.