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.
Crisis & Walk-In Services
Intensive Outpatient Programs
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.
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
See VIDEO BELOW