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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 (South Central Crisis Center, Mobile Crisis Team, Crisis Line)

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

Counties Served: Blue Earth, Brown, Faribault, Freeborn, Le Sueur, Martin, Nicollet, Rice, Sibley, and Watonwan.

Mobile Crisis Services

  • Service to provide support for children, teens, and adults experiencing a mental health crisis
  • Can be completed via telehealth or in-person at home, at school, or at any other community location that the client chooses
  • Includes a Crisis Assessment, Risk Assessment, and Treatment Plan focusing on:
    • Problem solving and coping strategies
    • Resources and information to local services
    • Crisis Prevention
    • Brief ongoing support through stabilization
  • Support offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 100% voluntary service
  • Services are offered in English and in other languages through Language Line Solutions
  • Grant funding is available for Mobile Services if insurance does not cover

South Central Crisis Center

  • Provide support for adults with mental health needs
  • 16-bed, short-term crisis unit
  • Stays range from a few hours and up to 10 days
  • Admissions accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • 100% voluntary service
  • Services include:
    • 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 our website:

Rice County Social Services Crisis Line

Call 1-800-422-1286

General crisis line, non-mental health related crisis, staffed 24/7 by Rice County Social Services Social Workers.

Crisis Text Line

Text MN to 741741

Text MN to 741741 to connect to the Crisis Text Line. 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.

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.