Community Resources

Our goal is to provide in-home, in-community crisis intervention, referral and mental health stabilization.

In 1997, after the closing of the Itasca Medical Center psychiatric unit, and the Moose Lake Regional Treatment Center in 1994, a group of mental health care providers, medical care providers and social/human service employees collaborated to formulate a plan to meet the mental health needs of individuals in Itasca County.

Thus the Itasca County Crisis Response Team was formed. This team is composed of mental health professionals who can provide face-to-face or telephone crisis intervention service as well as consultation services to professionals in the community.

The team is accessed through First Call 211. Trained staff and volunteers man these phone lines 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Necessary funding is made available through a joint effort between the county and state Departments of Health & Human Services.

Professionals working on the Crisis Response Team hope to help people cope and, if necessary, help people connect with a therapist for ongoing assistance. Team members are available to talk with callers face-to-face or on the telephone. We will assist if a person is feeling suicidal, having difficulty with medications, experiencing behavioral problems, contemplating psychiatric hospitalization, or experiencing other emotional problems. Calls from friends and family members of these people are also common.

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  • 1007 NW 4th Street
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
  • 800-442-8565
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