Crisis Services


Denton County MHMR provides a crisis hotline service accredited by the American Association of Suicidology (AAS). Hotline staff provides information, support, intake appointments, intervention, and referrals to callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mobile Crisis Outreach Team

Mobile Crisis Outreach Teams (MCOTs) provide face-to-face clinical assessments to individuals in crisis 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A MCOT consists of 2 individuals, a Qualified Mental Health Professional, and a licensed professional. The licensed professional can either be a Licensed Professional of the Healing Arts or a Registered Nurse. The purpose of the clinical assessment is to determine an individual’s risk of harm to him/her self or to others, and to determine the least restrictive treatment setting in which an individual can safely receive mental health services.

Crisis Outpatient Services

Crisis outpatient services consist of psychiatric services, medication, cognitive behavioral counseling, chemical dependency counseling, case management and referrals to outside organizations. All individuals seen for a crisis assessment meet with a crisis staff member within 24 hours for a follow up appointment. Individuals are then seen by the team at least weekly for up to 97 days for continued monitoring and support.