Crisis Management Services

Important Mental Health Message
A mental health crisis is when someone, due to a mental illness, is in imminent danger to self or others resulting in the need for immediate medical attention. If you or someone you care about is experiencing what you believe to be a crisis, please call 911 or contact the COPE Hotline at 262-377-2673. Explain your situation and ask for the Crisis on-call worker for Ozaukee County.

Mental illnesses are medical conditions that disrupt a person's thinking, feeling, and/or mood. It can affect one's ability to relate to others and make daily functioning difficult, just like any other medical condition; often resulting in a diminished capacity for coping with ordinary demands of life.

Goals
One of the main goals of Crisis Management Services is to provide immediate crisis assessment in the prevention of unnecessary or inappropriate hospitalizations of persons with mental illness or substance related problems.

All crisis staff are master's prepared clinicians who collaborate with law enforcement throughout Ozaukee County to assist in evaluating a person's mental health status when determining appropriateness for voluntary or involuntary hospital admissions.

Other Goals
  • Goal-oriented crisis intervention
  • Brief crisis counseling
  • One-on-one group debriefing after traumatic event