Mental Health Advocates Celebrate Crisis Intervention Efforts

1 decade 2 years 1 month ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
AP-MO--CrisisInterventio 11-17 0128 AP-MO--Crisis Intervention Team Police, mental health advocates celebrate crisis intervention efforts MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) -- The St. Louis County police department says about 350 officers and supervisors from the region have been trained in crisis intervention in recent years. County police met with mental health agencies in 2002 to talk about forming a Crisis Intervention Team and better ways to respond to emergencies and incidents involving the mentally ill. The department says hundreds of cases have been referred to mental health officials to provide better care to residents. An appreciation dinner for those efforts will be held tonight beginning at 6 p.m. at the Maryland Heights community center. (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-11-17-05 0914EST

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