Crisis Services: A Place to Go

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Sometimes, your mental health crisis situation is best managed in a supportive environment in which you surround yourself with a network of people who can help you plan to address challenges when you return home. 

Crisis stabilization facilities

Crisis stabilization facilities provide people experiencing a mental health crisis the opportunity to recover in a safe, calming space. Staff provide 24/7 support and observation. Counseling, therapy, and other services may be provided. Stays are short-term, typically no longer than a couple of weeks.


Call 211 to learn about adult crisis stabilization facilities in your area. 


Learn about youth crisis stabilization facilities in Wisconsin.

If there is no crisis stabilization facility near you and you need a place to go right now, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room if you can safely get there. The primary focus of hospital emergency rooms is physical health emergencies, but they can be a gateway for people experiencing mental health emergencies. 


Before a struggle becomes a crisis: Stay at a peer-run respite

Peer-run respites offer temporary stays designed to help people avoid mental health crisis situations through supportive relationships with people who have had similar life experiences. Stays must be arranged in advance. Learn more about Wisconsin's six peer-run respites

Last Revised: June 9, 2022