Mobile Crisis Response
Mobile Crisis is available 24/7, nights, holidays, and weekends.
Increased stress, physical illness, problems at work or at school, changes in family situations, trauma/violence in the community or substance use may trigger an increase in behaviors or symptoms that lead to a mental health crisis. Hinds Behavioral Health Services Mobile Crisis Response Team is comprised of mental health professionals able to assess and provide face-to-face intervention for Hinds County residents in psychiatric and/or mental health crises. Mobile Crisis is available 24/7, nights, holidays, and weekends.
Some of the warning signs of a mental health crisis include:
Increased Agitation (verbal threats, swearing, violent, damaging property)
Abusive Behavior (hurting others or oneself, abusing drugs/alcohol)
Isolation (stopped going to work or school, changes in friendships, disinterest in relationships)
Rapid Mood Swings (pacing, increased energy, suddenly depressed, suddenly happy)
Inability to Cope With Daily Tasks (poor hygiene, refusing to eat, eating too much, sleeping all day, not sleeping)
Losing Touch With Reality (confused and disorganized, seeing or hearing things that are not there)
Unexplained Physical Symptoms (increased headaches or stomachaches, not feeling well, facial expressions look different)
Who can use the Mobile Crisis Team?
Mobile Crisis response is available to any Hinds County resident who is experiencing a mental health crisis. Individuals do not have to have an official mental health diagnosis to receive Mobile Crisis services. Anyone who is concerned about an individual who is experiencing a mental health crisis can request assistance from the Mobile Crisis Response Team.
If an individual is an immediate danger to themselves or others the Mobile Crisis Team will utilize partnerships with law enforcement officers who are specially trained in crisis intervention. The law enforcement officers will assist with de-escalation and help transport the individual experiencing the psychiatric crisis to a crisis stabilization unit.
We will travel to you to provide:
Emergency crisis contact
Face-to-face intervention during active psychiatric crises
De-escalation of active psychiatric crises
Assessment and crisis intake
Referrals to organizations, doctors, or hospitals
A follow up visit and support
We can help you by providing the following:
Intervention during psychiatric crisis
De-escalation of active psychiatric crisis
Triage and collaboration with medical staff if hospitalization is required
Evidenced based/solution focused treatment
Identify what issues led to the mental health crisis
Cope with immediate stressors
Find available resources and supports including making referrals if needed
Identification of treatment options to meet your individual needs
The Mobile Crisis Response Team does not provide:
A “talk” line