Cape Fear Valley's new Roxie Avenue Behavioral Healthcare Center is up and running.
Behavioral Health Services Director Doug Webster says the Fayetteville facility is meant to free up beds in the hospital, where people can wait days for mental health treatment.
Webster says, left untreated, such crises can escalate.
North Carolina also has behavioral health centers in Durham and Raleigh. In Fayetteville, Webster says they’re serving members of the military and civilians alike.