The Division of Mental Health has established "The Standards of Care for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, Late-Deafened, and Deaf blind People." These services ensure that all community sites funded by the Division understand how to minimize barriers for people who have these impairments. One of the Division's state hospitals, for example, operates a special inpatient psychiatric unit for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. Several community providers are certified to operate specialized residential programs, Assertive Community Treatment teams, psychosocial rehabilitation sites, and psychiatric outpatient services for people who are deaf.

To Get Help

Contact the nearest Community Mental Health Center (CMHC) by

In life threatening, emergency or crisis situations call 911. Hospitals, police, and fire department personnel are trained responders to situations involving mental health issues.