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Persons Experiencing Psychiatric Crises: Information for Emergency Department Staff and Others Regarding Available Resources, Protocols, and Requirements

While the DHHS Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) encourages crisis providers to provide crisis services in settings other than Emergency Departments, in fact consumers often choose to go to the Emergency Department, and that setting is often seen by members of the community as where to go in a crisis.

The Adult Mental Health Services provides the following information on available resources, protocols, contacts, and requirements:

Complete FAQ's in (Microsoft Word* | also in Adobe PDF*)

If you would like on-site training for your Emergecy Department staff of these topics, please contact the Adult Mental Health Services at 287-4243.