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Emergency 911

If this is an emergency call 9-1-1.

The following is a partial list of the primary mental health and psychological emergencies that 911, police and Emergency Medical Services handle:

  • Suicidal behavior: When there is evidence of intent or an immediate risk of suicide.
  • Self-harming behavior: When there is evidence of intent or an immediate risk of physical harm.
  • Strange, unusual or disorganized behavior: When there is behavior that may be dangerous or the result of a medical emergency or health problem.
  • Violent behavior: When there has been violence or there is evidence of an immediate risk of violence.

Four County Crisis Response Team

Mental Health Crisis Services for Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, and Wright Counties

320-253-5555 or 1-800-635-8008
24 hours a day/7 days a week

The Crisis Response Team (CRT) is a group of counselors who provide support and assistance to children and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Call-in services include a crisis hotline, information and referrals, and a link to resources and support. If needed the CRT will travel to your home or a community location to de-escalate the situation and help the individual in crisis cope with immediate stressors.

If further intervention or de-escalation is needed, Overnight Crisis Care and Stabilization is available for youth ages 5-17, and the Residential Adult Stabilization program provides a safe place for adults to stay. Learn more (PDF).

Crisis Text Line

Text MN to 741741

Free 24/7 support at your fingertips from anywhere, anytime, about any type of crisis. A live, trained Crisis Counselor receives the text and responds, all from a secure online platform. The volunteer Crisis Counselor will help you move from a hot moment to a cool moment.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)
24 hours a day/7 days a week

Are you in crisis? Are you feeling desperate, alone or hopeless? The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a free hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

Minnesota Warmline ~ Peer Support Connection

Call or Text: 844-739-6369, 5:00pm to 9:00am

The Peer Support Connection Warmline of Minnesota is staffed by mental health consumers who provide support to peers by telephone. All phone calls are confidential and callers remain anonymous. Warmline Support Specialists are trained to actively listen to their peers, empathize with their concerns and empower individuals to choose their path to wellness and recovery. If you'd like to talk to someone who truley understands your struggle and has "been there before" please call or text.

Crisis Nurseries (for children 0-12 years of age)

Benton & Stearns County: 320-654-1090

Sherburne County: 800-433-5239, 763-765-4000

Wright County:

Temporary, voluntary, safe place for children for a few hours or up to 72 continuous hours of care.

Behavioral Health Clinic Walk-in-Counseling Service

320-650-1660
Monday through Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm, Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
911 18th St N, St. Cloud, MN 56303

A free service available to provide one session of solution-focused help for immediate concerns. No appointments necessary. This is not appropriate for treatment of significant on-going mental health concerns.

Central Minnesota Mental Health Center: Emergency Appointments

CMMHC provides a wide range of mental health and chemical dependency services. CMMHC offters Trauma Informed Care (TIC) scheduing in all five of their Outpatient Mental Health (OPMH) Services. TIC scheduling is a triage system, with the tier one being same day or next ay appointments.

St. Cloud Office: 320-252-5010

Waite Park Office: 320-230-0611

Buffalo Office: 763-682-4400

Elk River Office: 763-441-3770

Monticello Office: 763-295-4001

Please call the to determine your crisis needs and availability. A variety of payment options are acceptable, including Private Insurance, Medical Assistance and Medicare. A sliding fee scale for those without insurance, based on ability to pay, may also be available.

United Way 2-1-1 (formerly First Call for Help)

Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-543-7709
24 hours a day/7 days a week

United Way 2-1-1 is a free and confidential community helpline that helps people access information they need to navigate the ever increasing and complex array of human services.

Natural Supports

In times of stress and crisis, don’t forget to reach out to your community and natural supports. Natural supports are those people who are already around you—your family and friends, or a teacher, faith leader or doctor. They can help you through the tough times or support you while you work with a professional.

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Anti-Stigma Workgroup Meeting

Fight the stigma associated with mental health. Work on ways to promote mental wellness and educate people on mental health.

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CAMHI Joint Powers Board Meeting

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30
Sep

Anti-Stigma Workgroup Meeting

Fight the stigma associated with mental health. Work on ways to promote mental wellness and educate people on mental health.

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