Rochester Crisis Center Impacts Community Mental Health

Since then, more than 800 people have used crisis response services, including more than 375 residencies on the SERCC’s short-term programs – the majority being adults under the age of 30 struggling with anxiety and depression.

The short stays can last up to 10 days, but the SERCC notes that most people feel willing to return to the community after receiving six days of high-level support in the residential program.

In addition to crisis stabilization and temporary housing services, SERCC also supports individuals in finding appropriate support in the community. In the past year, they have helped 185 individuals find outpatient psychiatry care, psychotherapy, and diagnostic assessments.

SERCC Director Nicole Mucheck shared these figures at a one-year celebration with community partners last week, saying: “The data here speaks for itself. The service has supported many individuals in our communities and will support many more. work and the tenacity of those on the front lines and those who help us behind the scenes with our board and committee members.”

“This year we have had to go through all the challenges to start something new. And we’ve gotten really good at problem solving,” Mucheck said of the launch of this first-of-its-kind program in Minnesota. “It was one of laughter and coming together, especially in difficult times. The story here at SERCC is a story of guts with employees showing up to work to help those who often show us not their best selves, but their most vulnerable moment.

Located on the Olmsted County Government Campus at 2121 Campus Drive SE in Rochester, the SERCC is a 24-hour mental health facility expertly staffed by mental health professionals ready to meet the immediate needs of individuals in crisis. to deal with.

SERCC serves people of all ages, regardless of the type of mental health crisis they are experiencing or their financial situation or insurance status.

The crisis center provides a safe, peaceful environment, providing both a 24/7 walk-in clinic for mental health emergencies and separate short-term residential areas for youth (ages 10 and up) and adults requiring longer stabilization. s

SERCC is operated by Nexus Family Healing – an organization with a 50-year history serving individuals and families struggling with behavioral and mental health.

You can find more information about the SERCC HERE.

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