Emergency Mental Health for Children and Adults (29)
Number of People Served by Emergency Services
Story Behind the Curve
Emergency Services (ES) provided by Vermont's Designated Agencies (DAs) are intensive, time-limited and are intended to resolve or stabilize the immediate crisis through direct treatment, support services to significant others, or arrangement of other more appropriate resources.
These services may be provided face-to-face, by telephone, or through telemedicine.
Services may be initiated by, or on behalf of, a person experiencing an acute mental health crisis as evidenced by:
a sudden change in behavior with negative consequences for well-being.
a loss of effective coping mechanisms.
presenting danger to self or others.
Over the duration of this reporting period, ES has continued to experience an increase in the number of people served, in particular a 32% increase from state fiscal year (SFY) 2019 to SFY 2021.