May puts focus on mental health crisis planning

mentalhealth.jpgJoin the Scottsdale Police Department’s Crisis Intervention Team to learn about family mental health crisis planning and how to work with police.

The presentation, designed to promote mental health awareness understanding, will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 30, at Scottsdale Police Department Headquarters, 8401 E. Indian School Road.

The department has teamed up this month with the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Mental Health America and organizations throughout the United States to provide support and education to fight the stigma associated with mental illness.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health:
1 in 5 adults—43.8 million or 18.5 percent —experiences mental illness in a given year 
Among the 20.2 million adults who experienced a substance use condition, 50.5 percent (10.2 million adults) had a co-occurring mental illness
70 percent of youth in juvenile justice systems have at least one mental health condition
60 percent of all adults and almost 50 percent of youth ages 8-15 with a mental illness received no mental health services in the previous year

Members of the Scottsdale Police Department to learn about its Crisis Intervention Team, when and who to call for assistance, what to say and do when help arrives and why you should write a mental health crisis plan for your family. 

For more information and to RSVP, contact Police Crisis Intervention Specialist Natalie Summitlinks to external site



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