Mental health team goes mobile
May 24, 2023
Law enforcement officers respond to a late-evening call concerning an individual who is undergoing mental health therapy and is feeling suicidal. The individual is not responding well. Family members are concerned.
An officer makes a call, and shortly thereafter a van rolls up containing two members of the Linn County Mental Health Crisis Response Team.
They take charge and, after a while the patient is back on track, avoiding a trip to the hospital.
Though the incident above is fictional, it is representative of many of the behavioral health crises Mental Health Crisis Response Team mem...