This is a 24-hour, 365 days a year program in which on-call crisis counselors will respond to crisis calls in Saline, Gallatin and White Counties. If a person is in need of crisis intervention after office hours, they may call the Saline County Sheriff's department at 252-8661. At that time the crisis counselor will be notified. The crisis counselor will respond to crisis calls at local hospitals or police departments. The crisis counselor will respond to all mental health emergencies (assessment for psychiatric hospitalizations) and youth intervention (child/youth refusing to return home or lockout by parents). All non-emergency calls should be handled during office hours.
Psychiatric and Psychological
This is a program designed for anyone in the community who needs a psychological evaluation or assessment.
Substance Abuse Programs
Outpatient counseling is available for adults and adolescents, and substance abusers or persons whose lives are impacted by substance abuse. Counseling takes place in the form of individual and group counseling, family counseling, and referral to appropriate self-help groups. Referrals are taken from self or family, criminal justice systems, schools and other organizations.
Outpatient Mental Health
Intensive Case Management
This provides linkage following discharge from Choate, counseling, case management, and other intensive services to clients discharged from state operated facilities, or clients with multiple hospitalizations. Services are provided off-site in the home or community.
Mental Health Service/Sustaining Care
This is a program designed to stabilize clients in their environment. All services are done in the community. To be eligible, one must be a former client now residing in a long-term care facility within our three-county area, a client who needs assistance in order to utilize social service programs in the community, or a client who needs occasional home visits to minimize the frequency of relapse into the acute stages of chronic mental illness, and to monitor the level of functioning.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
PSR is an adult, therapeutic treatment program for those over 18 who need more structure in their lives. Group counseling includes coping skills, money management, community integration, vocational opportunities, music and art therapy, socialization, communication, and other identified needs. Programming is available Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Mental Health Groups
Different types of mental health groups are offered at EHD, such as: Journey through Grief; Parenting Classes; Anger Control Group, Trauma and Recovery; and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Screening Assessment and Support Services
Youth Mental Health Counseling
System of Care Program (SOC)
Youth Intervention Program (DFI & CCBYS)
CS is a program designed to assist adults with mental illness who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization. Counselors and technicians are available to provide educational classes about mental illness, and help individuals represent themselves within their community. Services are available on a daily basis.