Emergency Services

24-Hour Emergency


Southwestern offers 24-hour emergency evaluations, crisis interventions, and counseling for people of all ages with mental health and/or substance abuse problems.

Individuals seen for crisis services present with a wide range of psychiatric and life-circumstance difficulties. Members of Southwestern’s Emergency Services on-call team intervene in psychiatric emergency situations in order to assure the safety of all individuals involved, assist individuals to develop their own resources for coping with the emergency, or provide any level of care deemed necessary. The on-call staff member will also make arrangements for the individual to receive on-going treatment, if appropriate.
Emergency Services are available at any of our seven outpatient offices in Gibson, Posey, Vanderburgh, and Warrick Counties. After normal business hours, including weekends, services are available by phone.

Suicide Prevention Hotline


If you are feeling helpless, depressed, out of control, hopeless or are ready to give up, please know that these and other feelings are real. Suicide is real. Help is available. Suicide is preventable.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please make the call at 812.422.1100. We are here 24 hours a day to help you. No call is too much or too little for us to answer. Mental health professionals are available to assist when help is needed most. Please make the call and give us the opportunity to help you during this difficult time. We care. We are here for you.