Frederick County to expand Mobile Crisis Services

Sep 22, 2022

Frederick County plans to expand a program that brings social workers and mental health professionals to respond to people experiencing a mental health crisis or drug misuse, County Executive Jan Gardner said Thursday.

Between July 2021 and June 2022, the Mobile Crisis Services team provided more than 400 assessments and interventions and assisted more than 1,000 people, including through follow-ups with people who experienced crisis and with their friends and family.

The team responded to calls for people experiencing suicidal thoughts, psychosis, dementia and anxiety, Gardner said. Sheppard Pratt, which has an Outpatient Mental Health Center in Frederick, staffed the mobile crisis team.