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Posted by: Steve Kimmel 1 month ago

Bowen Center offers Crisis Receiving and Stabilization Services to anyone experiencing a mental health crisis. The goal of Crisis Receiving and Stabilization Services is to de-escalate a mental health crisis by providing less restrictive care in a comfortable environment. Studies have shown the approach can be more effective than hospitalization, can prevent future crises and can save lives.

The Center has always offered crisis services. If someone walks into any Bowen Center facility in crisis, no matter what they define that crisis to be, they will get the help they need. Crisis Receiving and Stabilization Services are available 24/7/365, and no one is turned away. It offers a safe, warm place for people to calm down, receive brief mental health therapy and/or medication management and be connected to community resources such as housing, transportation and more.

Bowen Center was also recently granted a Mobile Crisis Response Designation from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addiction. That distinction allows Bowen Center, in partnership with 988, to dispatch trained Mobile Crisis Teams to individuals in the community wherever they are if they are unable to come to a Bowen Center location. Bowen Center will begin a Mobile Crisis Response pilot program in the summer and estimates their teams will provide service by the end of the year.

“The challenge in a mental health crisis is knowing where to go and what to do,” said Bowen Center president and CEO Dr. Rob Ryan. “Bowen Center has an answer. If you find yourself or someone you care about in a mental health crisis, walk in our door. If you are unsure if it is a crisis, walk in our door.”