Millions of residents struggle with depression, anxiety, addiction and other mental and behavioral health conditions every day. These types of emergency responses are some of the most frequent and challenging ones for public safety personnel.
In fact, 41% of U.S. adults reported either having symptoms of anxiety and/or a depressive disorder — a statistic that’s remained stable since the spring of 2020.
A safe and successful mental/behavioral health encounter requires proactive, clear and consistent communication and collaboration between 9-1-1 telecommunicators, first responders, local government officials and all other agencies involved.
Download this interactive kit to learn which tools your agency needs for improved mental and behavioral health response throughout your community.