OverviewCrisis Line Description:
King County Crisis and Commitment Services offers evaluation of people with behavioral health disorders for involuntary detention in psychiatric facilities according to the State of Washington law. The law for adults is RCW 71.05. For youth 13 through 17 years of age the law is RCW 71.34.
Crisis and Commitment staff who perform these duties are referred to as Designated Crisis Responders (DCRs) They are mental health professionals who are specially trained to conduct a holistic investigation of risk and to treat the person in need with dignity and respect during their time of Crisis.
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Often it is the family and others close to the person with behavioral health problems who first notice the changes that identify the need for professional help.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE PERSON REFUSES HELP?
Contact the Crisis Clinic. This is the centralized access point for all telephone crisis services in King County, including for children. A trained Crisis Clinic volunteer worker will gather information about the recent behavior and assess what the appropriate next step is.
If the situation needs an evaluation by the DCR your contact information will be forwarded to King County Crisis and Commitment Services. The DCR on duty will contact you and gather additional information.Languages: