Frontier Behavioral Health's Regional Crisis Line has been accredited by the American Association of Suicidology for "exemplary crisis programs."
The designation will be acknowledged during the 2021 annual conference of the AAS, which has been advocating for suicide prevention since 1968.
The priority of the 24/7 crisis line is to provide services for and on behalf of individuals whose health or safety is in danger because of a mental health or substance use condition and may need an assessment by a mental health professional.
Calls are answered by clinicians from FBH who provide telephone triage and crisis intervention services and make direct referrals to mobile crisis outreach teams.
A situation is considered a crisis if an individual or someone they know:
- Is actively thinking about suicide or other self-harming behavior, or has already acted on those thoughts.
- Is having thoughts of harming others.
- Is in danger because of a mental health or substance use condition and is in need of an evaluation by a mental health professional for safety planning, which may include an assessment for outpatient or inpatient treatment.
- Is unwilling to agree to voluntary help, and is in need of involuntary inpatient psychiatric or substance use disorder treatment.
The Regional Crisis Line serves Spokane, Adams, Ferry, Lincoln, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties. Call 1.877.266.1818.
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