The SLO Chamber celebrates the grand opening of SLO County’s Crisis Stabilization Unit, with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

The new unit will allow medical professionals to stabilize up to four community members at a time who are experiencing a serious mental health issue. The unit is in San Luis Obispo at the County Health Agency campus on Johnson Avenue.

This new unit will reduce the demand placed on the County’s 16-bed Psychiatric Health Facility. The primary goal of crisis stabilization is to prevent the need for individuals to be admitted to an inpatient psychiatric hospital setting. Other potential outcomes include a reduction in depression and other symptoms, reduced risk of self-harm, prevention of criminal justice involvement, improved school and work success, and increased engagement in supportive mental health treatment; according to the website.

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