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Crisis Resources – Mental/Chemical Health


Always call 911 if there’s an immediate danger to you or someone with you, or if there’s a medical emergency.

  • Be prepared to tell the dispatcher where you are and what is going on.
  • If you believe there is a mental health crisis, tell the dispatcher what signs and symptoms you notice, and ask for help with those mental health concerns.
  • If the person has taken any substances, tell the dispatcher what substances.

911 will listen to determine the best response to the situation. They may send first responders like medical personnel or police. They may also give information on next steps you can take to keep yourself and others safe until help arrives.

Horizon Homes Inc. Crisis Services (Crisis Line, Mobile Crisis Services, South Central Crisis Center)


To reach Horizon Homes Inc. Crisis Services, call 877-399-3040.

Serves Rice County and the counties of Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Sibley, and Wantowan.


Mobile Crisis Services provides support for children, teens, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis. Support is offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It can be completed via telehealth or in-person (at home, at school, or at any other community location the client chooses).

The service is 100% voluntary and includes a crisis assessment, risk assessment, and treatment plan focusing on:

  • Problem-solving and coping strategies
  • Local resources and information
  • Crisis prevention
  • Brief ongoing support through stabilization

Services are offered in English and in other languages through Language Line Solutions. Grant funding is available if the client’s insurance doesn’t cover the cost.


South Central Crisis Center provides support for adults with mental health needs. It is a 16-bed, short-term crisis unit, and admissions are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stays range from a few hours to up to 10 days.

The service is 100% voluntary and includes:

  • Short-term problem-solving and counseling
  • Medication education and monitoring
  • Symptom management and relapse prevention
  • Family education and support
  • Stabilization after discharge

Services are offered in English and in other languages through Language Line Solutions. A virtual tour is available on the website:

Rice County Social Services Crisis Line

Call 1-800-422-1286

This general crisis line is for non-mental health-related crises and is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by Rice County Social Services social workers.

Crisis Text Line

Text MN to 741741

Crisis Text Line connects people to local resources in their community. It handles 50,000 messages per month from across the country. For callers most in distress, the average wait time for a response is 39 seconds. For more information, visit

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 1-800-273-8255

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers. It provides free and confidential emotional support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.

For other non-crisis mental and chemical health resources, please refer to our Resource Directory.