Mental Health Crisis Hotline: 1-800-652-0562

From Potter County Today

crisishotlinePotter County Human Services has established a toll-free telephone service available 24/7 for anyone in need of mental health services. The “hotline” at 1-800-652-0562 was established to provide prompt, professional and coordinated services to those experiencing a mental health emergency, needing someone to talk to about a personal crisis, or feeling depressed or suicidal. Mental Health Director Melissa Gee discussed the new “hotline” as guest speaker at the Feb. 23 meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners.

Potter County Human Services contracted with Clarion Psychiatric Center to assure a qualified first point of contact for callers. After an assessment, the caller is then directed to specific service providers, which could range from law enforcement and drug/alcohol intervention to child protective services and emergency medical personnel. Gee explained that referrals can also be made for homelessness, eating disorders, domestic violence services, in-patient mental health hospitalization and suicide prevention services.

Gee advises Potter County residents to place the toll-free number near each telephone in their homes. Anyone with questions should contact Melissa Gee at 1-800-800-2560 or 544-7315.

Potter County Today is a timely information site courtesy of the Potter County Commissioners. Reprinted with Permission.


Save pagePDF pageEmail pagePrint page

Leave a Comment