MENTAL HEALTH ACUTE SERVICES
Our ACUTE SERVICES PROGRAM includes our 24/7 Emergency and Mobile Crisis Response Services which are available to anyone living within our service area, including persons who are not current patients. Our service area includes all of Belknap county and southern Grafton county.
Services are offered in-person, over the phone or via telehealth.
LRMHC Emergency services are also available at Concord Hospital – Laconia, Concord Hospital – Franklin, and Speare Memorial Hospital.
24/7 EMERGENCY/MOBILE CRISIS RESPONSE SERVICE
As a community mental health center, we recognize that a mental health crisis can take place at any time. For persons experiencing a serious mental health or substance misuse crisis, immediate access to the proper care will help to stabilize symptoms and get them back to a normal routine as soon as possible.
Each individual situation is different; some people may only need to resolve an issue by telephone. Others will need a face-to-face assessment, in which case our Rapid Response Access Point service, available around the clock, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, is able to dispatch a Mobile Crisis Response Team (MCRT) to arrive at the caller’s location within the hour.
Services include access to Master’s level clinicians and a Peer Support Specialist and Therapeutic Support Services Specialist who will conduct a comprehensive assessment and decide upon an immediate intervention plan to ensure the safety of the person or persons in crisis.
Our professionally-staffed emergency system will refer patients to follow-up care services from the appropriate professionals, to ensure that they receive the highest level of care to remain stabilized and work toward recovery. Our 24/7 Emergency and Mobile Crisis Response services are available to anyone living within our service area, including persons who are not current patients. Our service area includes all of Belknap County and southern Grafton County.
These services are provided by Lakes Region Mental Health Center in accordance with regulations governing community mental health.
WHAT IS A MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY?
A mental health emergency is a sudden change in the mental status of an individual due to a one-time event or as the result of a pre-existing mental illness. Events causing a mental health emergency can include loss of job, divorce, natural disaster or the sudden loss of a loved one.
A mental health emergency can occur at any time to anyone, regardless of age, gender or class. Symptoms of a mental health emergency can include, but are not limited to:
• Suicidal or homicidal thoughts;
• Feelings of desperation or anxiety; or
• Delusional thoughts