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Answering the Call for Crisis Care Change

Healthcare

Answering the Call for Crisis Care Change

In-Person Forum

Tuesday, September 13, 2022
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Forum begins at 12:00 p.m.

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"We need a health care response for a health care response. When someone is having a heart attack, 911 doesn’t send police. Why would they do that for someone having a behavioral health crisis?" – Joan M. Englund

When our loved ones, neighbors, or those we serve are in emotional distress, or experiencing a mental health crisis, there are moments when a response from a therapeutic professional may be the best option. The recent increase of behavioral health issues, particularly among children and young adults has sounded alarms, and communities nationwide are at a tipping point after two years of ongoing health crises, racial, and civil unrest.

In July, the national 988 crisis hotline for mental health or addiction response was launched as a first step towards a transformed crisis care system in America. Mental health experts and law enforcement leaders think this could be the public policy change that brings a new era of crisis response.

How is Cuyahoga County positioned to usher in this new option? And when looking at the continuum of care in behavioral health, how can we best match the right response to our community's need?

Join us at the City Club to hear from a panel of local experts on how the full crisis response system is pursuing alternatives to traditional police response, like care response, diversion, co-responder teams of police with mental health workers, and, of course, 988.

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