Over the past couple weeks, I have been helping a friend of mine who has mental health issues. A couple times I called the South Central Mobile Crisis Team (Rice County Crisis Line) at 877-399-3040. They answered the phone each time – sometimes late at night. They came out to my friend’s house and talked to them, arriving about 90 minutes after our call. The people on the phone and the mobile workers were caring, professional and knowledgeable about our questions. I’m so grateful we have this resource in our community. Here is a brochure about the team: https://www.co.rice.mn.us/DocumentCenter/View/1007/Mobile-Crisis-Team-Brochure-PDF
Mental health is a serious and pervasive issue in our community and around the world. I encourage you to support our local mental health professionals and/or get involved in groups working to help those in need such as:
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness – https://nami.org
- Rotary International’s Rotary Action Group on Mental Health Initiatives – https://ragonmentalhealth.org/
Thank you, South Central Mobile Crisis Team!
From the South Central Mobile Crisis Team’ brochure:
What is a crisis?
- Feelings of stress or being overwhelmed
- Plans or thoughts of hurting yourself or others
- Suddenly finding it difficult to complete normal daily activities due to stress or other symptoms
- Increase or change in symptoms such as mood, anxiety or panic attacks, hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that other people do not see or hear), or delusions (false beliefs)