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24 Hour Crisis Stabilization

Crisis Care

24 Hour Mental Health Emergency Admissions and Stabilization in Erlanger

We accept adults and adolescents 24 hours a day for psychiatric crisis stabilization.

When a mental health crisis strikes Sun Behavioral offers a crisis unit that can intake and stabilize patients 24 hours a day. Skip the emergency room and come straight to SUN. We can admit patients in as little as 30 minutes. There is no need to call or make an appointment. Simply come to our location at 820 Dolwick Drive, Erlanger, KY.

We can help with emergent needs such as:

  • Mental Health Stabilization
  • Substance Use Disorder
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Threat of Self Injury
  • Erratic or unpredictable behavior

If a person is physically injured they must go to a medical hospital first as we cannot treat physical injuries in our mental health crisis stabilization unit.

Come Here in Times of Crisis

Life isn’t easy. Struggles come along the way, and sometimes they are too much to handle. Each day, we can learn new things about ourselves and about living with anxiety, depression, and/or trauma.

Beginning day one with SUN Behavioral, located just across the Ohio River from Cincinnati, patients learn about how to cope with their mental health challenges in a healthy way. They also learn about the triggers for their anxiety and can possibly begin medications that may help.

At SUN Behavioral Kentucky, our professionals closely follow trends in the field of crisis care to continue offering the best possible treatment. We follow the United States regulations for behavioral health crisis care, which can be viewed here and which support advancements and more in the field of crisis care.

The core elements of crisis care, as stated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), are:

  • Regional or statewide crisis call centers coordinating in real time
  • 24-hour crisis receiving and stabilization programs
  • Essential crisis care principles and practices

Crisis Services

Having crisis services available is great for countless people, especially those on their recovery journey. Services can benefit anyone suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, domestic abuse, anxiety, trauma, grief, and/or depression.

Remember, crisis care is different from an emergency situation. If you or a loved one is in danger, don’t hesitate to call 911 for immediate help.

Crisis Debriefing

Critical incident stress debriefing (CISD) is a specific group process conducted after a traumatic event. This is used in an effort to break down stress from a crisis incident or threatening situation such as tragedy, death, or injury.

Not to be confused with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), crisis incident stress is stress and trauma connected to threatening situations.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) identifies certain critical incident stress reactions like:

  • Fatigue
  • Nightmares
  • Dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Poor decision making
  • Poor concentration
  • Grief
  • Antisocial behaviors
  • Drug misuse
  • Chronic anxiety
  • Poor problem-solving skill

Crisis debriefing is done best by following multiple steps. These steps include:

  • Individual counseling sessions
  • Follow-up care
  • Support services
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Crisis Care Treatment

Crisis Counseling

Counseling resources are incredibly useful for all kinds of mental health journeys, especially crisis care. Counseling helps people in managing trauma by offering assistance and support.

During counseling sessions, a patient will address the traumatic situation head-on and focus on their response to it with the help of a licensed professional. In this, patients will learn how to target triggers of the event and how to overcome them by developing healthier patterns of behavior around them by calling at 859-429-5188.


Finding Outpatient Treatment Near Me

Struggling with a mental illness is extremely difficult. Not only does it impact an individual on an emotional level, but it can also leave them with several physical complications. At SUN Behavioral, our master’s level clinicians provide care for these specific challenges surrounding mental illness.

Millions of Americans suffer from depression, anxiety, panic attacks and other conditions. It can be a lonely, confusing and emotional experience but, you are not alone. If you or someone you love is struggling, SUN Behavioral Health in Columbus can help.


SUN Behavioral Kentucky

820 Dolwick Drive
Erlanger, Kentucky 41018

Hours of Operation:

Open 24 hours

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