The St. Mary’s County Health Department announces the launch of crisis evaluation and counseling services at the St. Mary’s County Health Hub, located at 21625 Great Mills Road in Lexington Park. Services are available Monday – Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Health Hub provides the following crisis services to help individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health needs move into stabilization and, ultimately, into recovery: Professional assessment of mental health and substance use recovery needs Crisis stabilization counseling Assistance in coordinating ongoing treatment with behavioral health professionals in the community Linkage to other needed community resources and supports Supportive connections to peers who have lived experiences with substance use and mental health recovery Individuals who are in need of immediate assessment and counseling are able to walk in for assistance. Behavioral health professionals will focus on resolving the crisis the person is experiencing in a less intensive setting than a hospital and make connections to long term behavioral health counseling, medication management and community resources. At this time, persons who are actively suicidal, homicidal, experiencing extreme psychosis, incapacitated or those who may need medical care and/or immediate medications should use medical emergency mechanisms such as hospital […]
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