Newport Mental Health

Rhode Island Outreach (RIO) Teams now working in the community

Newport Mental Health’s Rhode Island Outreach (RIO) teams are designed to proactively and quickly respond to community behavioral health crises with the aim of assessing and de-escalating the situation and then developing a safety plan to connect individuals to services. The goal is to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and criminal justice involvement.

Rhode Island Outreach is a multi-faceted new program which not only sends behavioral health response teams directly to people experiencing a mental health crisis; the team also works in the community to help prevent mental health crises before they happen.

Read Savana Dunning’s story in the Newport Daily News.

RIO Teams may be reached at 401-846-1213 or by calling 988.