The Region 4 South Mobile Crisis Response Team provides 24/7 mobile mental health services which are short-term, face-to-face services designed to restore a person’s functioning level to pre-crisis levels. The team provides crisis assessment and interventions which offer opportunities to de-escalate a situation or problem and help people develop individualized strategies for their future concerns. The mobile crisis team can be accessed through your local emergency room or local law enforcement agency.

Goals:

  • Reduce unnecessary hospitalizations
  • Reduce incidents of individuals being removed from their home
  • Help individuals stay connected with ongoing services
  • Connect individuals who have little or no support system for resources

Services Provided:

  • Crisis Assessment and Intervention
  • Treatment Planning
  • Resource referrals
  • Community Resource education
  • Priority appointment assistance
  • Access to local, short-term crisis stabilizations faculties
  • Collaboration between medical, psychological and social service agencies.

The crisis team is available 24/7 in local Emergency Rooms, and is available in the community from 4- Midnight 7 days a week. If you would like to access the crisis team please call: 701-364-0431

For general questions regarding the program, please call our office at: 320-335-5100.

Information about the Children’s Mobile crisis team can be accessed at: www.childrenscrisisteam.org

For a statewide list of crisis numbers by county: https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/adults/health-care/mental-health/resources/crisis-contacts.jsp

 

 

IN THE NEWS: ECHO PRESS….

On the Job – Sarah Richter, Crisis Program Manager, Region 4 South AMHC, Alexandria

Explain what you do on a day-to-day basis. My team and I provide short-term mental health services to individuals. That can look very different depending on the individual. We are available in the community and in local emergency rooms. When I am not on a call, I am handling the day-to-day management of the crisis team. This includes staff recruitment and training, scheduling, and tracking data. I can also be found in the community spreading the word about the crisis program.
What do you find most rewarding about your job? Helping people! Knowing at the end of the day that a person may feel better and receive the support they need because of something I did is incredibly gratifying. I also find it rewarding that I get to work at a job where I know I am reducing stigma and making positive change.
What advice would you give someone who is considering this field? Make sure you have great supports. In this field, it is common to get burned out. I am very lucky to have an amazing group of friends and coworkers. Also make sure you have a passion for the population you work with.
What type of worker are you? In this position, I have to be able to go with the flow. My work environment can change quickly and I need to have the ability to adapt. I would like to think I am pretty laid back.
 What was the first job you ever had? My first job was a bus person at a restaurant in the Cities. I remember once I spilled melted butter down the back of a female customer. I did not work there very long.