Dealing with mental health crises

As Williamson’s former mobile team moves in to support only Round Rock residents, many are asking what the county is doing to provide services. We are continuing and expanding our partnership with Bluebonnet Trails, our local mental health authority and community center for Region 5, serving eight counties, including Williamson. Its focus is to provide services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, serious mental illnesses and substance use disorders.

While the media and politicians blame the mental health crisis for the recent shootings, many of those involved show no signs of a mental health crisis, but are clearly not stable individuals. Williamson County strives to connect our citizens in crisis with the most appropriate treatment when possible.

Mobile team for crisis management of Bluebonnet Trails

MCOT teams have previously worked in tandem with the MOT County Social Workers’ Group to provide on-site services and respond to mental health crises in the county, including schools. This group is now making crises that affect everyone except the city of Round Rock in this effort. Adults or children can be taken to recreation centers or referred to employees and programs with Bluebonnet staff.

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