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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).

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.

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

Lutheran Social Service Crisis Nursery

Crisis Hotline, Emergency Daycare and Overnight Care for Stearns and Benton Counties

24 hours a day/7 days a week - No charge
1205 6th Ave. South, #2, St. Cloud, MN

PATH Crisis Nursery

Crisis Hotline, Emergency Daycare and Overnight Care for Wright County

763-271-1681 or 1-800-965-1430
24 hours a day/7 days a week - No charge
9766 Fallon Avenue NE #104, Monticello MN

Sherburne County Crisis Nursery

Mon - Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Temporary, voluntary, safe place for children for a few hours or up to 72 continuous hours of care. Parents, who are residents of Sherburne County, can call the Crisis Nursery Monday through Friday between 8:00am to 4:30pm at 763-241-2650.

Caritas Mental Health Clinic Walk-in-Counseling Service

Mon & Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm, Fri: 8:30am - 12:30pm
157 Roosevelt Rd, Suite 100, St Cloud, MN 56301

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: Same Day, Emergency Appointments


Mon - Fri
308 12th Ave. South, Buffalo, MN 55313


Mon - Fri
407 Washington Street, Monticello, MN 55362

CMMHC provides a wide range of mental health and chemical dependency services. The Buffalo and Monticello sites have same-day, emergency appointments Monday-Friday where therapists can help determine appropriate next steps to overcome the current crisis. Please call the front desk to determine your crisis needs and “e-slot” 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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