LDS Family Services Emergency Mental Health Services

LDS Family Services provides emergency mental health services in consultation with Church leaders to help members and others during and after a crisis. Services are designed to reduce suffering and strengthen emotional, physical, mental, social, and spiritual health. These services include:

1. Consultation and Assessment

  • Consultation with Church leaders about ways to foster social-emotional and spiritual self-reliance and resilience among Church members in time of crisis.
  • Assistance to local Church leaders in conducting social-emotional and temporal needs assessments among their members.

2. Crisis Intervention and Counseling

  • Educational and emotionally therapeutic services for individuals and groups.
  • Education and activities for families and others to meet the needs of children and people with special needs.
  • Therapeutic individual and group interventions (such as debriefings) with emergency responders and others, as requested.
  • Assistance to local leaders in providing supportive environments, such as respite centers and emergency shelters.
  • Other counseling support services, as requested.

3. Resource Development and Referral

  • Assistance to local leaders in identifying, developing, and training in appropriate Church and community resources to provide immediate and ongoing support.
  • Referrals of Church members and others to identified resources.