AN INITIATIVE OF THE NC DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES - DIVISION OF MENTAL HEALTH, DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Do You or Someone You Know Need Help with a Crisis?

CALL 911 if this is a medical or life threatening emergency.  If you need the police, ask for a CIT officer. They have received extra training on handling these situations.  If this is NOT a medical or life threatening emergency, look in the directory below for resources in your county.

NC Crisis Solutions Initiative

Comprehensive Crisis Prevention and Intervention Plan

Healthcare, government, law enforcement, and community leaders in North Carolina have come together to find better ways to help people in a mental health or substance abuse crisis. The Crisis Solutions Coalition is working to decrease the use of emergency departments and to increase the use of other services to help individuals quickly resolve the crisis and get back to their homes, families, friends, and work.

The Crisis Solutions Initiative is addressing the numbers of avoidable visits and the long stays in emergency departments for people who are looking there for help in a behavioral health crisis.  The initiative is focusing on Identifying and implementing the best known strategies for crisis care. The initiative is building partnerships between hospitals, service providers and other community responders. With earlier intervention strategies that prevent crisis altogether, each community in North Carolina can benefit from strengthened supports to help people.

Fact sheet about North Carolina’s mental health and substance abuse challenges.
In-depth overview of the new Crisis Solutions Initiative.

Solutions News

NC Crisis Solutions Announced

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services announced the McCrory Administration’s Crisis Solutions Initiative, a new statewide effort to improve mental health and substance abuse crisis services in North Carolina. This initiative will bring healthcare, government, law enforcement, and community leaders together to identify help for individuals experiencing a mental health or substance abuse crisis so they receive the most effective care.