WHAT IS THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM (MHCRT)?

MHCRT, a service provided by Heartland Family Services, provides immediate therapeutic intervention for mental illness and substance abuse crises. MHCRT crisis assessments are requested from five sources. Mobile Crisis Response assessments result from requests made by law enforcement officers who come in contact with individuals or respond to calls involving individuals in crisis. Jail-Based Crisis Response is requested by county jails as an intervention for inmates who experience mental health crisis. Pre-committal assessments occur when citizens who are considering filing civil commitment paperwork contact the MHCRT for assistance in determining the appropriate level of care for a family member in crisis. Court-ordered assessments occur when a judge is concerned that a civil commitment may not be the appropriate course of action in cases brought before them. Hospital-Based assessments are requested by emergency department staff to determine the appropriate level of care for individuals who present in the emergency department in non-medical mental health crisis.