Ross Memorial Hospital - Kawartha Lakes
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Crisis Response Program

Crisis Response Program

A crisis is a serious disruption of an individual's baseline level of functioning, such that his or her usual coping mechanisms are inadequate to restore equilibrium. At such time, an individual's normal coping responses are insufficient to resolve the situation, resulting in a marked increase of anxiety, tension and agitation, or depression and defeat. It is an emotionally significant event in which there may be a turning point for better or worse.  A crisis may be a turning point in our life, and successful crisis resolution can lead to psychological growth and increased competence.

The Crisis Response program is available to residents of the City of Kawartha Lakes who are 16 years of age or older.

How can I access crisis help?

Mental Health Triage in Emergency

This is for individuals who are seriously ill and may require admission to the Mental Health Inpatient Unit.

Crisis Counselling Mental Health Day Program

This program provides short term crisis counselling. For self-referral, please call 705-328-6064 for intake.

 Four County Crisis Service

Provides telephone and mobile outreach and short-term case management. For more information, please call 1-866-95-9933 or 705-745-6484.

The Ross Memorial Mental Health Program works in partnership with the Four County Crisis Service.

Download our Psychological Trauma Brochure.

Download our Psychiatry and Crisis Response Services brochure