Available as virtual or in-person training

Research

Overview of Mental Illness

  • Prevalence of mental health disorders 
  • Mood disorders 
  • Thought disorders 
  • Autism spectrum disorders 
  • Anxiety disorders 

Causes and Complexity

  • Stress and mental health 
  • Race, gender, age, situational impacts
  • Children 
  • The role of substance use  
  • Veterans 
  • Cultural awareness 

How We Got Here

  • De-institutionalization
  • Criminalization of mental illness
  • Revolving door of justice involvement
  • Use of force during a crisis
  • Myths versus reality

Respond

Cooling off a crisis

  • De-escalating the environment
  • De-escalating oneself
  • Non-verbal de-escalation strategies
  • Verbal de-escalation strategies 
  • Suicie prevention

Guest speaker with personal experience

Trauma

  • Trauma in the criminal justice system
  • Experiencing trauma in public safety
  • Trauma reactions
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Developing coping skills 

Refer

Treatment and Resources

  • What works
  • Barriers to treatment
  • Hospitalization
  • Mobile Crisis Teams
  • Community connections
  • Decision model

Agency initiatives

  • Co-responders
  • Officer mental health
  • Specialists
  • Crisis call data collection
  • Community partnerships