ACUTE CARE SERVICES - CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM


ACUTE CARE SERVICES -
CRISIS INTERVENTION TEAM

A unit of the Behavioral Health Services division, Acute Care Services is a State-certified 24/7/365 Emergency Mental Health Services Program that partners with the community to empower individuals and families during a crisis.  Primary focus on client-centered, least-restrictive crisis intervention and treatment.  Services provided without regard for ability to pay.

For more information email :
ContactACS@co.washington.wi.us

CRISIS LINE      (262) 365-6565
                                             
TOLL FREE       1(866)906-6565

Acute Care "Crisis"

Serves as an INITIAL POINT of contact for emergency mental health and substance abuse needs, crisis intervention, suicide risk assessment and safety planning, parent/child conflicts and other behavioral health emergencies.

Strives to address the IMMEDIATE SAFETY CONCERNS facing those struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues.

Will assess INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY NEEDS including counseling, parenting, mental health, alcohol/drugs, grief issues, inpatient or detoxification from alcohol, parent/child conflicts and family issues.

Help individuals and families DEVELOP PLANS OF ACTION that promote problem-solving and positive choices, including assessment, safety planning, short-term case management, treatment referrals and follow-up services.

PROVIDE COMMUNITY EDUCATION AND OUTREACH to promote an increased understanding of the Washington County Human Services Department.

Services include:

  • Telephone crisis counseling, intervention and stabilization
  • Mobile face-to-face intervention whenever possible
  • Treatment Information, Referral and Facilitation
  • Mental Health assessment
  • Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning
  • Crisis Prevention Planning
  • Grief Counseling
  • Parent/child Issues
  • Walk-in services available
  • Follow-up services
  • After-hours Adult Protective Services assistance
  • Least restrictive treatment without regard for ability to pay

 CRISIS LINE      (262) 365-6565
                                             
TOLL FREE       1(866) 906-6565

Additional services available to the community include:

  • Critical Incident Stress Management Debriefing;
  • Educational Presentations;
  • safeTALK - Suicide Awareness for Everyone;
  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training – ASIST    www.livingworks.net

         
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS PLEASE CALL 

(262) 365-6565
  

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS EXPERIENCING A LIFE THREATENING EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL   

9 - 1 - 1



To learn more about suicide prevention in Wisconsin go to

 prevent suicide

                            W I S C O N S I N
P A R T N E R I N G  T O  S A V E  L I V E S  I N  O U R  S T A T E
                   
www.preventsuicidewi.org



            For 24/7 crisis help you may also call the

         NATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION LIFELINE
                  
                     1-800-273-TALK (8255)

                 
www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org


 "CRISIS CHAT"   

Please do not use use CRISIS CHAT during an emergency. 

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More comfortable "chatting" about your feelings?  Find it easier to "chat" than talk on the phone?  Use crisis "chat" to  discuss your feelings, get suggestions, or share what has been helpful with a trained crisis counselor.  Click the link above to "chat" with a crisis counselor in real time.  Crisis "chat" should be used for non-life threatening situations.

IF CHAT IS OFFLINE - PLEASE CALL (262)365-6565


If you are experiencing a suicidal or life-threatening crisis, PLEASE CALL (262) 365-6565 OR   9 - 1 - 1 rather than using the "chat" feature.

If you are in need of housing or shelter resources, contact the
WASHINGTON COUNTY HOUSING HOTLINE at (262) 334-4912

Homeless Partnership Includes:

Family Promise of Washington County                                                        
(262) 353-9304

Friends of Abused Families

(262) 334-7298 - 24 Hr Crisis Line
(262) 673-7298 - Hartford Crisis Line
(262) 255-9488 - Germantown Crisis Line

The Youth & Family Project

(262) 338-1661

Washington County Human Services

(262) 335-4600

Salvation Army
 
(262) 335-4610

St. Vincent DePaul
(262) 334-7291 - 420 N River Rd West Bend
(262) 673-6980 - 52 S Main St Hartford
(262) 644-4949 - 445 E Washington St Slinger            


Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group
                       
4th Tuesday of every month

                    6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
                  
The Public Agency Center (PAC)

               Call (262) 365-6565 for more information



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