Lifeskills offers a wide range of Emergency Mental Health services to consumers in crisis.  The major function of these services is to assist clients in their return to a pre-crisis level of functioning.  Below is a comprehensive listing of Emergency Mental Health Services:


HELPLINE – A 24- hour Crisis line 1-800-223-8913 or 843-HELP (4357) is at the center of Lifeskills emergency services.  It serves Lifeskills ten county area and allows a quick response to emergency situations.

Walk-In Crisis Services
WALK-IN CRISIS SERVICES –This program provides appointment free mental health services to consumers in crisis.  It is free of charge and open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  A provider will be available for consultation and linkage to appropriate treatment modalities if needed.
Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit
ADULT CRISIS STABILIZATION UNIT –The Adult Crisis Unit is a voluntary residential facility for individuals in a mental health crisis. The average length of stay is from 3-5 days based upon need as well as bed availability.  ACSU care is preceded by a phone referral or face to face assessment.  If admission criteria are met and the individual agrees to ACSU services, appropriate admission paperwork is completed.  If admission criteria are not met, a referral will be made to the appropriate treatment setting.
Crisis Services for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
CRISIS SERVICES FOR PERSONS WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES – For assistance and/or mobile response regarding an immediate crisis situation involving a person with an intellectual disability call (270) 784 – 4623 (available 7 days a week, 24 hours per day). For consultation and/or training  regarding an on-going crisis situation involving a person with an intellectual/developmental disability contact the Regional Crisis manager, Jordan Eddings, at (270) 901-5000 ext. 1138 (available Monday – Friday 8:00 – 5:00)
Mental Inquest Evaluations

MENTAL INQUEST EVALUATIONS – Court ordered evaluations are provided by a Qualified Mental Health Professional to assist in determining a consumer’s need for involuntary hospitalization at Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Voluntary Hospital Referrals

VOLUNTARY HOSPITAL REFERRALS – Lifeskills ten county region provides assistance to voluntary consumers who may require more intensive care at Western State Hospital in Hopkinsville, Ky.

Jail Trainings

JAIL TRAININGS – These trainings are approved by The Department of Corrections and The Department of Mental Health and are provided to the jailers and deputy jailers in the Lifeskills region to assist staff in identifying and managing inmates who are experiencing a mental illness.

Jail Triages

JAIL TRIAGES – This program provides 24- hour evaluations by a Behavioral Health Professional to jails in the Lifeskills region. This service identifies, assesses, and makes recommendations for inmates with mental health needs.

Community Trainings

COMMUNITY TRAININGS – These services are available to Lifeskills ten county region and are designed to provide trainings to various community agencies such as churches, and hospitals to explain the scope and services provided by Lifeskills.

Children's Crisis Stabilization

      • Crisis assessment and recommendation - The CCSU is available 24 hour per day to provide crisis intervention in the form of assessment and recommendation. Staff will collect information and consult with licensed or certified clinicians to determine the most appropriate action to be taken.
      • Brief crisis stabilization (1-7 days) – Clients admitted to the CCSU may receive a brief respite from the crisis situation to allow the tense situation to settle down for only a few days, or several days of observation and assessment after which family or team meetings can process recommendations for aftercare.
      • Intensive assessment / treatment (7-30 days) – Juveniles in need of quick and intense treatment to avoid home removal and family disruption may stay for several weeks during which time they will receive intensive therapy (several times per week), daily group and milieu treatment and 24 hour monitoring and observation.   Often transient issue can be resolved during these stays.