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Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety
Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety provides law officers and staff with more response options to help
them de-escalate incidents and better understand mental illnesses so they can respond to mental health-related
situations appropriately without compromising safety. Learn more: download the Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety one-pager.
How Mental Health First Aid in Public Safety is helping Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
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Why Mental Health Matters in Public Safety
1 in 4
1 in 4
fatal law enforcement encounters involves an individual
experiencing mental illness.
How Mental Health First Aid for Public Safety Can Help
Improves the way law enforcement interacts with people facing mental
health and addiction challenges.
Models de-escalation techniques useful when responding to people in
crisis safely and effectively.
Teaches skills to safely address a comrade’s mental health or substance
Increases mental health and substance use literacy.
To read more about how Mental Health First Aid is helping critical populations,
check out our case studies
, or read our blog
and filter by population type.
What would it take to keep not just criminal suspects safe but the police, too? Flagstaff is asking that question in the wake of the murder last month of Officer Tyler Stewart. He was just the second city officer to die in the line of duty — the first was 14 years earlier. But in a relatively small city, is the scale of violence low […]...