If you believe a loved one is considering suicide, you should know that help is available. In addition to Emergency rooms and crisis hotlines, every county in the metropolitan Twin Cities area has a mobile crisis team. Mobile crisis teams are trained to help. They can talk to your loved one, offer transportation to a safe place, and connect them with resources and professional support.
Response time for a mobile crisis team can be a few hours.
In immediately life-threatening or extremely dangerous situations, please call 911.
Examples of situations when the local county Mobile Crisis Team should be called:
- When you think someone you know is in danger of committing suicide
- When you notice disruptive, suddenly bizarre, or out-of-control behavior of an adult or child.
- When you are a parent who needs to place your children in the Crisis Nursery.
- When you need support in caring for someone who is struggling with mental illness or emotional disturbance.
- When there has been a domestic or sexual assault.
- If you have general questions about handling a crisis or need to be referred to professional resources.
How to reach your local crisis team:
- Anoka (763) 755-3801
- Carver/Scott (952) 442-7601
- Dakota (952) 891-7171
- Hennepin (612) 596-1223 (adults) (612) 348-2233 (children)
- Ramsey (651) 266-7900 (adults) (651) 774-7000 (children)
- Washington (651) 777-5222