By Dana Winter
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA) – One of the state’s first mental health crisis centers opened its doors in Fort Smith on Wednesday.
Sebastian County is one of four counties in the state receiving a mental health crisis stabilization center.
The facility will serve as an alternative to jail – serving low-level offenders with mental illnesses or other behavioral health conditions.
Besides helping with jail overcrowding – the centers also look to save money.
The mental health crisis stabilization center will serve Crawford, Franklin, Logan, Scott and Polk counties as well.
The facility begins accepting patients tomorrow.