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Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services through Lifeways

Lifeways Community Mental Health

A youth with feelings of fear, depression, anxiety, anger, thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or harming others is nothing to be ashamed of.  If a youth, up to age 21, is experiencing a behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric crisis the Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS) team can respond to your home, school, or another community location- regardless of insurance.  

ICSS Steps:
1) You call the Crisis Line at (800) 284-8288 and request ICSS

2) A team responds to your home, school or another community location

3) ICSS provides crisis intervention services

4) ICSS develops a safety plan and prepares you for your next appointment

5) After the crisis, ICSS follows up, as needed

  • ICSS Services:
  • De-escalation of the crisis
  • Intensive individual counseling
  • Family therapy
  • Coping Skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Mental health education
  • Referrals to other community resources

This service is available for youth ages 3-20 who are enrolled in school.  The goal is to provide crisis intervention, stabilization, and avoid hospitalization of children and young adults. During the COVID outbreak, Lifeways is providing these services primarily via telephone/ telehealth.  They will meet in the community as a last resort and only with universal precautions.