Lubbock Regional MHMR Center offers mental help for many - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/24/10

Lubbock Regional MHMR Center offers mental help for many

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By Kristin Beerman | email

Edited by Jon Bush | email 

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) – This is not just an important resource for those who live in Lubbock County, but even if you live in Cochran, Hockley, Crosby or Lynn County, it could be lifesaving to keep a certain phone number handy.  The Lubbock Regional MHMR Center provides a crisis hotline with a fully trained team standing by 24 hours a day to help if you or someone you know is considering suicide, or involved in a crisis situation.

"When we go in there, we know what to do and we know how to do it," said Rich Capodagli, a crisis assessor at MHMR.  "We're going to get them the help they need, we're going to get them to the place that they can get the help they need and we're going to do it that day."

This is a free service to children, adolescents and adults in Lubbock and the four counties surrounding it.  The MHMR crisis hotline is (806) 740-1414.

"A lot of folks that struggle with mental health issues or mental illness," said Capodagli.  "We want to be able to step in and serve them and help them work through their mental illness and get the treatment they need so they don't end up incarcerated."

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