Trend and Analysis

The County’s Mobile Crisis Services provider has continued to field over 1,200 calls each month, and has been successful in diverting youth from institutional placements 90% of the time, with youth reporting that the Crisis Intervention helped to “reduce their crisis level”.  In FY 2018, we established a partnership with the national Crisis Textline and now have a unique identifier (Text: MD to 741741) that allows us to receive aggregate data on utilization, need, and active rescues conducted.  This service is available 24/7/365 and is the preferred intervention method for individuals in the 13-25 age group.