Crisis Services

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 9-8-8. If you feel you cannot keep yourself or your youth safe during an emergency, go to the nearest emergency department or call 911.

Crisis Resources

Idaho's available behavioral health crisis resources range beyond the scope of emergency departments. The network includes youth crisis centers and the 24/7 Idaho Crisis & Suicide Hotline - 988

If you or someone you know are considering suicide, in crisis, or need to talk, please call or text 9-8-8.

Youth Crisis Centers

A growing network of Youth Crisis Centers is being established in Idaho.

Youth aged 12-17 can de-escalate in a calm environment provided by the centers, giving parents and/or guardians time to regroup during crisis situations. The centers help youth who are experiencing mental health or substance use challenges that greatly disrupt their lives and negatively impact their families. The centers provide support and services during the early stages of a mental health crisis before more intensive, costly, and restrictive interventions are required. Services for youth are 100% voluntary and free of charge. Walk-ins are welcome, and no referral is needed. Stabilization is available for up to 23 hours and 59 minutes. The Youth Crisis Centers' doors are open 24/7. 

Each Youth Crisis Center is working on expanding to serve younger youth. 

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