Crisis Services

Navigating a Mental Health Crisis

“Navigating a Mental Health Crisis: A NAMI Resource Guide for Those Experiencing a Mental Health Emergency” provides important, potentially life-saving information for people experiencing mental health crises and their loved ones. This guide outlines what can contribute to a crisis, warning signs that a crisis is emerging, strategies to help de-escalate a crisis, available resources and so much more. Click the image to the right to view this document.

Crisis Intervention Teams

Crisis Intervention Teams are partnerships between law enforcement officers and a variety of agencies, including CMHCs, primary health providers, and other behavioral health professionals.  Click here for more information on Crisis Intervention Teams.

Mobile Crisis Response Teams

Mobile Crisis Response Teams provide community-based crisis services that deliver solution-focused and recovery-oriented behavioral health assessments and stabilization of crisis in the location where the individual is experiencing the crisis. Mobile Crisis Response Teams (MCeRTs) work hand-in-hand with local law enforcement, Chancery Judges and Clerks, and the Crisis Stabilization Units to ensure a seamless process. The teams ensure an individual has a follow-up appointment with their preferred provider and monitor the individual until the appointment takes place.

MCeRTs are coordinated through the local Community Mental Health Centers. Please click here for more information about Mississippi’s 14 regional Community Mental Health Centers. You can find more information about MCeRTs by clicking here, and please see below for Mobile Crisis Response Team contact information.

Mobile Crisis Response Team Contact Numbers 

CMHC

(Identify your CMHC Region)

Agency Crisis Number

Region 1

888-404-8002

Region 2

866-837-7521

Region 3

866-255-9986

Region 4

888-287-4443

Region 6

866-453-6216

Region 7

888-943-3022

Region 8

877-657-4098

Region 9

601-955-6381

Region 10

800-803-0245

Region 11

McComb     601-248-2969

Natchez      601-446-6634

Region 12

1-888-330-7772

Region 13

800-681-0798

Region 14

866-497-0690

Region 15

Warren     601-638-0031

Yazoo       662-746-5712

Crisis Stabilization Units

The role of the Crisis Stabilization Units in the regional system is to provide stabilization and treatment services to persons who are in psychiatric crisis. It is believed that many of these individuals with mental illness can be treated in the center and returned to the community without an inpatient admission to the state psychiatric hospital. The more quickly a person receives treatment, as opposed to being “held” without treatment, the less likely his or her condition will worsen. An individual can receive involuntary and voluntary treatment at a Crisis Stabilization Unit. In addition, after treatment an individual will already be connected with their local Community Mental Health Center.

Click here for the Crisis Stabilization Units Map

 

Batesville Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 563-9176

Brookhaven Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (601) 823-2300

Cleveland Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 846-2620

Corinth Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 286-5469

Grenada Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 227-3700

Gulfport Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (228) 868-6524

Laurel Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (601) 426-7520

Newton Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (601) 683-4300

Tupelo Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 762-4500

West Point Crisis Stabilization Unit
Phone: (662) 494-4066