Inpatient Crisis Stabilization Admissions

Crisis Stabilization Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the emergency mental health and substance abuse needs. The Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit is a 4-bed, non-hospital, inpatient mental health unit that provides brief voluntary and involuntary evaluation and treatment for individuals experiencing a psychiatric crisis who meet the criteria defined under the Florida Mental Health Act. Evaluations are performed by a team of behavioral healthcare professionals trained in risk assessment and crisis intervention evaluations.

Children in a psychiatric crisis may be experiencing:

  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Severe depression and/or anxiety
  • Stress or trauma
  • Hearing voices
  • Bizarre or threatening behavior
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Physical, emotional or sexual abuse
  • Family and interpersonal conflicts
  • Work or school related crisis
  • Breaks with reality

Baker Act Receiving

The David Lawrence Center is the Baker Act Receiving Facility for Collier County. Children who may be in danger of harming themselves or others can be admitted under the Baker Act law. Referrals can come from parents, law enforcement, local hospital, physicians, the school system and other concerned parties.

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