Crisis Intervention Services


We provide crisis services to individuals who may be in need of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization. If you are thinking about harming yourself or someone else, please ask for help. Call our office at 618-263-4970 during office hours or call 911 after hours or go to Wabash General Hospital in Mt. Carmel, IL for assistance. The staff at the hospital will call us for consultation. If you are viewing this and are not in the Mt. Carmel, IL area, please call 911 or call the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

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Emergency Crisis Assessment /Referral Services are provided on a seven day per week, twenty-four-hour basis to assess the need for inpatient hospitalization in cases where mental illness is resulting in imminent harm to individuals or others.

If psychiatric hospitalization is deemed necessary, attempts are made to secure admission at local psychiatric units or psychiatric state hospital.
Assessment is provided on a face-to-face basis. After hours services are provided only in the local emergency room.  Crisis assessment ensures the appropriateness of admission for psychiatric hospitalization by examining and exhausting all other less restrictive alternatives available to meet the individual's needs.

During work hours, crisis services are provided by designated staff and can be accessed by calling the Depot Counseling Center at 618-263-4970. After regular work hours, individuals needing emergency crisis services should go to a local emergency room. For assistance in getting there, local law enforcement may be called.


The Warning Signs of Suicide

  • Talking about wanting to die or to kill oneself.

  • Looking for a way to kill oneself, such as searching online or buying a gun.

  • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live.

  • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain.

  • Talking about being a burden to others.

  • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs.

  • Acting anxious or agitated; behaving recklessly.

  • Sleeping too little or too much.

  • Withdrawing or feeling isolated.

  • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge.

  • Displaying extreme mood swings.

Wabash County Health Department complies with all applicable Federal Civil Rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender, sexual identity or sexual orientation. For more information on Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, click here.