The Crisis Intervention Unit is a mental health support system that deals with mental health emergencies on a 24-hour a day basis. This unit deals with urgent mental health issues that require immediate attention such as suicidal thoughts, homicidal threats, and symptoms of serious mental illnesses including depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder and issues that may require hospitalization.
Individuals in need can contact the Crisis Intervention Unit at any time and set up an interview either by phone or in person. If necessary, the Crisis Residential (Respite) program has up to ten beds available for short term crisis stabilization. Psychiatric evaluations and short term crisis counseling intervention are also available on a scheduled basis if needed.
The Crisis Intervention Unit is also the contact point for the Mental Health Services Trauma and Disaster Team which is available to respond to a disaster or traumatic incident within DuPage County.