Ruth Wilson Children & Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit

1717 Raymond Rd
Jackson, MS 39204

Phone: 769-243-6191


Hinds Behavioral Health Services’ Ruth Wilson Children and Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit (CSU) provides youth a community-based safe, structured, child-friendly, and supportive space to address mental health needs. Our multidisciplinary nursing and clinical team provides care 24/7 to stabilize the emotional, mental, and behavioral crisis of children and youth. Individuals treated at a crisis stabilization unit usually are stabilized in about five to seven days however; some individuals may need a longer period of time to reach stabilization.


  • Youth ages 6-17 who are experiencing a period of acute psychiatric distress which severely
    impairs their ability to cope with normal life circumstances
  • Individuals must be ambulatory and must not be in need of detoxification service or have a medical condition which should be treated at a hospital

We offer:

  • Comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, risk assessment, and medical screening
  • Collaborative treatment and person-centered planning
  • Individual and family counseling
  • Intensive case management services
  • Crisis stabilization and prevention
  • Discharge planning including linkage with community supports and services
  • Coping skills building and safety planning
  • Therapeutic leisure activities and outpatient follow-up
  • Parent and guardian support and education

Admission process:

Children must receive an assessment from a Hinds Behavioral Health Services team member prior to admission. Caregivers are welcome to bring school work to the CSU and upon discharge, documentation can be forwarded to his/her school.

Children & Youth Crisis Stabilization Unit

Address: 1717 Raymond Rd, Jackson, MS 39204 Phone: 769-243-6191 Hours: 24/7

24/7 Children & Youth Crisis Stabilization