Support when you need it most.

Crisis can strike anyone, anytime. When it does, Kitsap Mental Health Services is here to help. Working with the Volunteers of America through their crisis call line, we provide immediate intervention to people experiencing a behavioral health crisis.

If you or someone you know is in a behavioral health crisis, professionals answering the 24/7 Volunteers of America Crisis Call Line at 1-888-910-0416 provide a listening ear and will determine the level of crisis services needed. They will ensure that the help offered is appropriate for the crisis someone is experiencing. Dependent on the level of need, this may include dispatching the KMHS Designated Crisis Response Team for emergency assessment, including referrals to inpatient care, which may include, if necessary, involuntary detention in our evaluation and treatment center or other psychiatric facility or substance use treatment facility.  DCRs seek to assist people in crisis with the least restrictive services needed to support them in their recovery.

In addition to inpatient treatment for children and for adults, KMHS 24/7 crisis services also include a voluntary short term (up to 5 day) crisis triage center for adults, and longer stay mental health and substance use residential treatment services. Our various levels of crisis care may be what you or someone you care about needs.

The onset of major mental illness may occur as early as 7 to 11 years old.