Receiving center to help those in mental health crises (Daily Herald)

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By Laura Giles – Herald Correspondent | Dec 18, 2021

When someone is experiencing a mental health crisis, getting help immediately can be crucial for the well-being and safety of the individual. Wasatch Behavioral Health’s Receiving Center, which is nearing completion, will be a place where individuals can get the help they need outside of traditional first responders.

In the past, hospital emergency rooms were the common destination for people with immediate mental health needs. However, emergency room patients have to meet a certain threshold to be admitted to an inpatient facility, according to Laura Oaks, Receiving Center program manager.