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Mental Health Crisis


Youth Mental Health Crisis Team 

Children's Crisis Response  (Ramsey County)  651-266-7878


This service works best if you can call before the situation becomes an emergency. So- if possible- try to call when you notice that things are starting to get challenging and you need extra support. 

  • Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Crisis outreach is provided by licensed mental health professionals. They can talk to you by phone and/or meet you in-person at your home, school, or community to assess and stabilize the immediate crisis. 

  • Mental health crisis response is provided regardless of ability to pay; however insurance information is collected when available.

  • The Child Crisis Team can not physically restrain  your child or force him/her to go to the hospital. If stronger intervention is needed, the Child Crisis team can often partner with a family even if it is necessary to involve the police or hospital.


"We had to call county crisis. My child has some psychosis and some severe depression/anxiety/OCD PTSD. We hit a point where she was pretty inconsolable. I slept on her floor, she wasn’t a danger to herself but she was in crisis.  So I called them... and they came out and helped us get the action plan, we hadn’t done that in quite a while. I didn’t feel like I had the tools at home, the coping tools. I didn’t know how to help her cope right now.  In this high stress whatever.  But I was able to get the help we needed.  "  -RCCMHC parent

Search for Crisis and Walk-In Services

You can use our search tool to find local crisis and walk-in services. When you call the provider, ask how quickly your child will be able to be seen. If there is a long delay, you might want to try a different option. 

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Search For:


  • Crisis & Walk-In Services

  • Inpatient Hospitalization

  • Partial Hospitalization

  • Intensive Outpatient Programs

  • Residential Services

  • Outpatient Mental Health

  • Other Family Services

Crisis Planning & Emergency Checklist

If you have time, you might want to use section #6 (Mental Health) of our Family Care Organizer. You will find crisis plans, emergency and discharge checklists, a crisis communication sheet, coping strategies etc.


Section #2 (Contacts) and Section #4 (Medical) can also be helpful during a mental health crisis. Many families prepare their care organizer BEFORE a crisis occurs so they can bring it with them to the hospital or share with their care team. It's a great way to keep all your information all in one place. 

For more information 
search our online library!
Resources from our partner, NAMI

Are you worried that a child or teen is experiencing a mental health crisis or emergency? Do you have questions about suicide or self-harm?  


Navigating a Mental Health Crisis 

Mental Health Crisis Planning for Children 

Children’s Psychiatric Hospitalization 

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness 


Adult Mental Health Crisis

Parents/caregivers who have a child with a mental health disorder may also struggle with mental health challenges.

Ramsey County Mental Health Crisis Response (Adults)

24/7 Mobile Crisis Team

Crisis Phone Line. 651-266-7900

402 University Ave. E., St. Paul - Walk-ins Welcome. 
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday - Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Age 18+ EmPATH

Adults who are experiencing a mental health crisis now have the option to visit Minnesota's first EmPATH. EmPATH stands for Emergency Psychiatric Assessment, Treatment, and Healing. (see video below.)

  • Start with a short medical evaluation in the Southdale Hospital emergency department.

  • EmPATH is staffed by multidisciplinary mental health specialists, including psychiatrists, licensed therapists, and psychiatric nurses.

M Health Fairview Southdale Hospital
6401 France Ave. S
Edina, MN 5543

Provider Referral Line: 612.672.6999


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