Crisis Response Team
If you find yourself or a loved one in the midst of a psychiatric crisis, AltaPointe can respond in person with a team of mental health professionals specifically trained to handle emergencies. Our Crisis Response Teams can provide additional services for you during those times of crisis by coming to you wherever you are in Mobile, Baldwin and Washington Counties.
Our Crisis Response Team (CRT) members are experts at working with family members, law enforcement and hospital emergency room personnel to diffuse any imminent danger and stabilize the patient. Team members encourage patients in crisis to cooperate with appropriate follow-up treatment so they may avoid unnecessary or involuntary hospitalization. Professional intervention and proper treatment help most patients eventually transcend the crisis and restore their mental health balance.
The primary purpose of crisis intervention is to reduce the intensity of the immediate situation and help the patient overcome obstacles created by the traumatic episode. After the immediate crisis is diffused, patients are instructed in problem solving and coping skills that may help to avert future crises. A crucial benefit of crisis counseling is the prevention of serious long-term problems associated with the traumatic event.