When someone calls 911 it is usually for police, fire or ambulance service.
Beginning Aug. 1, 2009, mental health crisis teams will be added to the list of emergency 911 responders, where available.
Supporters said there is not one number to call when someone is having a mental health crisis and is in need of help, and that mobile crisis teams can assess a situation and provide cost-effective ways to stabilize the individual, including a referral to mental health centers, clinics or crisis homes. They said a collaboration that now exists in Grand Rapids has resulted in a crisis team and police dispatched for all behavioral health emergency calls.
Rep. Joe Mullery (DFL-Mpls) and Sen. Tom Saxhaug (DFL-Grand Rapids) sponsor the law.
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