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Mobile Crisis Team


If you are in crisis and cannot get to LifeWays, help can come to you! 


The Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) is a team that provides intense, crisis intervention at your home or elsewhere in the community where you feel comfortable.

A youth with feelings of fear, depression, anxiety, anger, thoughts of self-harm, suicide, or harming others is nothing to be ashamed of. If a youth, up to age 21, is experiencing a behavioral, emotional, or psychiatric crisis the Lifeways Intensive Crisis Stabilization Services (ICSS) team can respond to your home, school or another community location — regardless of insurance.


Regardless of your insurance, if you are in crisis, please call our 24-Hour Crisis Line at 1-800-284-8288 or visit our office during business hours.


Mobile Crisis Team/ICSS Steps

  1. You call the Crisis Line at (800) 284-8288.

  2. A team responds to your home, school or another community location.

  3. MCT/ICSS provides crisis intervention services.

  4. MCT/ICSS develops a safety plan, stabilizes and prepares you for your next appointment.

  5. After the crisis, MCT/ICSS follows up with you, as needed.

Mobile Crisis Team/ICSS Services

  • Assessments (ICSS Only)

  • De-escalation of the crisis

  • Crisis and safety planning

  • Intensive individual counseling (ICSS Only)

  • Family therapy (ICSS Only)

  • Coping skills

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Mental health education

  • Referrals to other community resources

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Information & Resources


Henry Ford Allegiance Outpatient Behavioral Health  Managing mental or behavioral health issues requires expert care and Allegiance is here for you.
Our experienced, compassionate team of psychiatrists and mental health professionals will provide comprehensive care for a range of conditions, including anxiety and mood disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, marital or relationship conflicts, and schizophrenia. We provide psychiatric evaluation and medication management, as well as counseling on an individual, family, or group basis as needed. 
Jackson or South Central Michigan Patients: (517) 205-4800

For a mental health evaluation call the Access Center at (517) 205-5971 until 4pm After hours Access go to the E.R. for an evaluation.

During the Covid-19 quarantine: for  your safety and the safety of others, please DO NOT come to Walk-In Clinics, Urgent Care Centers or emergency rooms if you have these symptoms: fever, cough and shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, call your primary care doctor or the Henry Ford COVID-19 patient hotline at (313) 874-1055, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and Saturday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., for advice on what you should do. Walk-In Clinics and Urgent Care Centers are not able to do coronavirus testing.


LifeWays Community Mental Health has provided behavioral health services to residents of Jackson and Hillsdale counties since 1966. We primarily serve county residents who have Medicaid, Healthy Michigan Plan, uninsured or under-insured who also have a diagnosed severe mental illness, intellectual/developmental disability, substance use disorder, or co-occurring disorders. A wide variety of behavioral health treatment options are available through our Provider Network of over 40 behavioral health providers located locally and throughout Michigan.

Lifeways 24 hour Crisis Hotline: 1-800-284-8288

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SAMHSA recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing the following guidance and resources to assist individuals, providers, communities, and states across the country.  SAMHSA stands ready to assist in any manner possible.

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