MONTROSE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- The Center for Mental Health will be opening a crisis walk-in center to the public in Montrose.
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The crisis center's doors will open Monday, providing crisis behavioral healthcare services to six counties.
The six counties include Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel. There are very limited, if not any, services within these areas.
Last year, CMH responded to nearly 3,500 crisis situations across the region, largely through its mobile crisis support services.
These situations ranged from a community member experiencing a severe depressive episode to an overdose to a suicide attempt.
Those in need of mental health and substance-abuse services oftentimes travel hundreds of miles to Grand Junction, Durango, or Denver to access care.
All crisis services at the new facility will be available 24 hours and seven days with walk-in availability. It's located at 300 N. Cascade Avenue.