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Interacting With First Responders

Approximately 15% of men and 30% of women jailed have a serious mental illness (SMI).1 Educated first responders can potentially safely de-escalate situations involving a behavioral health crisis. Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) are trained responders that recognize common signs and symptoms of mental illness and co-occurring disorders. An important component of the CIT model is a central designated psychiatric emergency access site with a no-refusal policy, hopefully reducing incarceration rates and increasing mental health treatment.

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