Law Enforcement And Therapists Partner To Reduce Mental Health Emergencies
The number of 911 calls in Bozeman was higher last year than the year before. Many of the calls were related to mental health issues — assaults, domestic disturbances, suicides. Now a first of its kind program two years in the making will pair law enforcement with therapists to prevent mental health emergencies.
Mary Windecker of the Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana, an advocacy group representing about 30 addiction and mental health care providers, says that was, “A huge shock to both the mental health and substance use systems in the state of Montana.”