Crisis Units

Crisis units are facilities designed to treat a person's symptoms of mental illness in the community.

Crisis Stabilization Unit

Crisis Stabilization Units offer the most intensive mental health services on the crisis facility continuum by providing short-term crisis treatment to reduce acute symptoms of mental illness in people with a high to moderate risk of harm to themselves or others. CSUs can accept people on a protective custody order or an emergency detention.

Extended Observation Unit

Extended Observation Units provide up to 48 hours of emergency services to people in a mental health crisis who might pose a high to moderate risk of harm to themselves or others. EOUs can accept people on emergency detention.

Crisis Residential Unit

Crisis Residential Units provide community-based residential crisis treatment to people with a moderate to mild risk of harm to themselves or others, who might have fairly severe functional impairment, and whose symptoms cannot be stabilized in a less intensive setting. Crisis residential facilities are not authorized to accept people on involuntary status.

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Trainings and Collaborations

TBD Solutions is a consulting, training, and research company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. TBD Solutions has initiated the Crisis Residential Network website, interviewed hundreds of crisis centers throughout the United States, and hosted the inaugural Crisis Residential Conference in 2018. Since 2015, TBD Solutions has provided leadership on two important Crisis projects:

  • Forming the Michigan Crisis Residential Network, a consortium providing advocacy and support for the 15 Crisis Residential programs across the state
  • Developing the Crisis Residential Best Practices Handbook, a collaborative document generated through a year-long project with a national network of over 150 providers from 43 states

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Crisis Respite Unit

Crisis Respite Units provide community-based residential crisis treatment for people who have low risk of harm to themselves or others, and who might have some functional impairment. Services can happen over a brief period of time, such as two hours, and generally serve people with housing challenges or assist caretakers who need short-term housing or supervision for the people they care for to avoid mental health crisis. Crisis respite facilities are not authorized to accept people on involuntary status.

Rapid Crisis Stabilization Bed

Provides brief stays in licensed psychiatric hospitals to relieve acute symptoms and restore a person's ability to function in a less restrictive setting.

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The Joint Commission

An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to meeting certain performance standards.

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