CRISIS INTERVENTION SERVICES
PHONE: (920) 929-3535
Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week
Walk In Crisis Intervention
459 E. 1st Street
Fond du Lac, WI
Crisis Intervention staff will talk with people who are experiencing a mental health crisis by phone or on a walk-in basis. Our goal is to provide assessment, support, brief intervention, and links to services in the community, including inpatient psychiatric care, if needed.
A crisis is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as “an unstable or crucial time…whose outcome will make a decisive difference for better or worse.”
Mental health crises can include feelings of desperation, loss of control, suicidal thoughts or intent, depression, debilitating alcohol/drug abuse, or the symptoms of a severe and persistent mental illness, which include such things as hallucinations, delusions and paranoia.
The Crisis Intervention program is staffed during the week from 8 AM to 4 PM by the CI Coordinator and the clinicians of the Outpatient Clinic, and for all other hours by the staff of the Acute Psychiatric Unit.
Crisis Intervention also has the responsibility to work with appropriate law enforcement staff and with our Corporation Counsel to arrange for involuntary commitments to an inpatient mental health unit when any crisis situation becomes dangerous to self or others.