If there is an acute crisis and you feel the person is irrational, out of control or maybe a danger to themselves or others, call: Police Emergency Number: Dial 911
Tell them it is a mental health emergency and that you would like a CCIT or CIT-trained officer.
They will usually take the person to the Emergency Room at Cape Cod Hospital where they will be evaluated. If it appears to be a mental health issue, the person may be sent to the “purple unit” for further assessment. At that point, they may be hospitalized either at the Cape Cod Psychiatric Unit or another hospital. Another alternative is Partial Hospitalization which has the benefits of hospitalization (medication review, group therapy, etc.) but patients do not stay overnight.
If the person is willing to get help and:
MENTAL HEALTH AND CRISIS SERVICES IN BARNSTABLE COUNTY
Offering support, education & advocacy services including 12-week Family to Family Education programs and monthly support groups in towns across the Cape and Islands.
Department of Mental Health at Pocasset
830 County Road, Pocasset, MA
Lisa Forhan, Director of Risk Management
There is also a Day Hospital and a Crisis Department. Admission begins with an evaluation at the Cape Cod Hospital Emergency Department.
115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA
23 Isaac Street, Middleborough, MA
High Point Treatment Center
1233 State Road, Plymouth, MA
All of the above inpatient organizations also have extensive Intensive Outpatient Programs following the completion of inpatient services.
Cape Cod Human Services (Cape Cod Behavioral Health Care)
460 West Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Dayle Lawrence, Executive Director
Community Health Center of Cape Cod
107 Commercial Street, Mashpee, MA
Offices located in Bourne and Centerville as well
Fontaine Medical Center (Cape Cod Behavioral Health Care)
525 Long Pond Drive, Harwich, MA
Harbor Community Health Center
735 Attucks Lane, Hyannis, MA
Cape Cod Child & Family Services
1019 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA
Kristen Davies, Area Director
Joanne Callahan, Director
Mass Department of Children & Families
500 Main St, #2, Hyannis, MA
Betsy Parker, Director
Cape Behavioral Health Center
310 Barnstable Road, #201, Hyannis, MA
Karen Penta, Executive Director
Duffy Health Center
94 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
Services for the homeless or at risk for homelessness
Justice Resource Institute
889 West Main Street, Centerville, MA
Offers in-home behavioral visits
Fellowship Health Resources
118 High School Road, Hyannis, MA
Lawyer For A Day
Barnstable Probate Court
Free legal services daily in the am (arrive before 9:00 am)
Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee
24 School Street, Suite 804, Boston, MA
Toll-Free (MA only): 1-800-342-9092
General Email: MHLAC@mhlac.org
Intake Email: Intake@mhlac.org
South Coastal Counties Legal Services, Inc.
460 Main Street, Hyannis, MA
FormsPal is one of the biggest free databases of legal forms online with the goal to support communities and individuals regardless of gender, age, nationality, or religion. Specifically, FormsPal provides a variety of healthcare forms including medical power of attorney (POA), living will, do-not-resuscitate orders (DNR), and healthcare proxy.