Preparing First Responders for Today’s Mental Health Crisis

A growing number of 9-1-1 calls involve a person with mental or behavioral health conditions, presenting an unfamiliar set of challenges for first responders.

1 in 5 Americans suffer from mental conditions each year, which means that first responders will undoubtedly need to know how to respond to emergencies involving someone with mental or behavioral health conditions.

Each state has their own procedures and training for responding to calls involving an individual with mental health conditions. However, is this enough to fully prepare first responders for what they will encounter, and how can technology contribute to a more effective crisis intervention before a law enforcement officer is even dispatched? Download this whitepaper to find out how first responders can address the mental health crisis.