Our facility provides free assessment and referral services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Friends, family members and referring professionals seeking treatment or information for children, adolescents or adults can call our Assessment and Referral Department at (574) 936-3784 for a free, confidential assessment.

A client is considered to meet acute criteria if they are in need of immediate stabilization due to a current threat of harm to himself/herself or others and the client exhibits one or more of the following behaviors:

  • Suicidal/homicidal ideation
  • Recent suicide attempt
  • Recent self-harm behaviors
  • Serious risk-taking, impulsive or dangerous behaviors
  • Depressed mood with feelings of hopelessness, helplessness, social isolation or withdraw
  • Aggressive or threatening behaviors
  • Mood instability
  • Property destruction which may endanger the safety of the client or others
  • Bizarre behaviors/delusions (false thoughts/beliefs)/illusions (misperception or misinterpretation of a real external stimulus) that interfere with daily functioning ability
  • Verbalization or demonstration of hallucinations (false perceptions)- visual (seeing), auditory (hearing), tactile (feeling), olfactory (smelling) and gustatory (tasting)
  • Suspicion of or admission to alcohol or drug use that interferes with daily functioning ability
  • Alcohol or drug dependence which requires a need for detoxification and assistance with withdrawal symptoms
  • Disorientation or memory impairment which endangers the safety of the client or others
  • Need for immediate medication adjustment due to medication ineffectiveness or severe side effects
  • Failure of client to maintain in a current outpatient setting
  • Basic needs (i.e.: food, shelter, etc.) are not being met due to the client’s current psychiatric condition/substance use
  • Explosive anger outbursts/ oppositional defiant behaviors which may endanger the safety of the client or others
  • Severe anxiety/obsessive or compulsive behaviors which impairs functioning ability
  • Promiscuity/sexual acting out which endangers the safety of the client or others

Help is Just a Phone Call Away

We cannot offer diagnosis, counseling or recommendations online, but an Assessment and Referral specialist is available 24 hours/7 days a week at 574.936.3784. If you are currently experiencing an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.