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Posted on: August 6, 2021

Mobile Crisis Pilot in Eastern Nevada County

Nevada County and Placer County Behavioral Health have partnered with Sierra Mental Wellness Group to expand crisis services in the Truckee region. Starting on July 5, 2021, a full-time crisis worker is now based in Truckee to respond to individuals experiencing a mental health crisis at both Tahoe Forest Hospital and in the community, as opposed to the previous on-call model. Building on the success of the mobile crisis pilot in the Tahoe/Truckee region, the new crisis worker will be available to respond to crises in the community in collaboration with the Truckee Police Department, Placer County Sheriff’s Department, and Nevada County Sheriff’s Department. The new on-site crisis worker will be trained in crisis de-escalation techniques, as well as best practices around joint response to incidents with law enforcement.

In addition to this mobile crisis pilot, individuals in crisis can also access professional support at the Crisis Stabilization Unit, located next to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Emergency Department in Grass Valley. The Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 4-bed facility that offers emergency psychiatric care in a warm, welcoming environment for individuals experiencing a mental health crisis, regardless of insurance status.  

If you or a loved one is experiencing a mental health crisis in Nevada County, call (530) 265-5811 or toll free at 1-888-801-1437. You can also call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or text “HOME” to 741741.  For Placer County adult residents call the Adult Crisis and Intake 24-hour phone line at 916-787-8860 or 1-888-8865-5401. For Placer County Children’s 24-Hour Hotline call 916-872-6549 or 866-293-1940.

Trained crisis counselors are available 24/7 to make sure you get the support you need. If you or a loved one are in danger or you need to report an emergency situation, call 9-1-1. 

It’s important to remember that most of us will experience a mental health challenge in our lifetime. It’s ok not to be ok all the time, and it’s ok to ask for help when you need it. For more information on how to support your mental health, visit www.LetsTalkNevadaCounty.org

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