Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Need Immediate Help with a Mental Health Emergency? We’re Here, 24/7.

Good news for you and your family: Capital Health is the designated regional Emergency Mental Health Services Center in Mercer County, NJ. That means that we're available 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for anyone experiencing an urgent mental health problem. We also maintain a Mobile Outreach Program to provide services to clients at home or at the site of the crisis. To reach us, simply call 609-396-HELP (4357).

A Full Line of Behavioral Health Services for Your Family
Whether it's outpatient counseling for an adult or child, short-term inpatient care for a serious emotional problem or emergency help for a crisis situation, we have a full range of high quality mental health services for you and your family.

Emergency Mental Health Services
Emergency Mental Health Services: this program provides, short-term intervention that brings immediate support to persons involved in an emotional crisis. Services include nursing assessment, evaluation by a psychiatrist, information and referral to community-based services and access to inpatient hospitalization. Call 609-396-HELP (4357).

Mobile Outreach Program
Serving Mercer County residents 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week, the Mobile Outreach Program offers "onsite" services at home, work, school or wherever a crisis situation arises. Services include: crisis prevention, intervention and evaluation, short term community-based stabilization and follow up care, referral to services for continued care, such as drug and alcohol treatment, individual counseling, family therapy and access inpatient hospitalization.

What is a Mental Health Emergency
Mental health emergencies are sudden and severe emotional disturbances. Here are some examples:

  • Risk of harm to self (suicide, mutilation); or others (homicide, physical assault) or property.
  • Seeing or hearing voices; peculiar or inappropriate behavior.
  • Sudden lost interest in school, friends, family, personal hygiene.
  • Extreme nervousness, sadness or confusion.
  • Severe arguments or fights within the family.
  • Uncontrollable behavior that upsets everyone at home or school.
  • Sudden changes in mood, behavior or thinking.

Do you know the warning signs of suicide?

  • Previous suicide attempts
  • Expressing a wish to be dead or to die
  • Drug/alcohol involvement
  • Change in behavior that is totally out of character
  • Marked changes in eating and sleeping patterns
  • Giving away personal possessions
  • Making final arrangements
  • Withdrawal from friends and family
  • Dangerous and self-destructive behavior

Anxiety: a disorder with many faces
Sudden feelings of dread... fear of meeting new people or social situations...excessive counting, hand washing and checking. Any of these symptoms may indicate anxiety disorder, an old problem that responds well to new treatments. Capital Health participates in Freedom From Fear, a leader in anxiety research. Take their anxiety disorders screening inventory and find out if you have something more than "a case of nerves."


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