Blog Update: First Responders - Using Behavioral Health Approaches to Improve Safety


Blog Update

07/13/2017 05:05 PM EDT

Every day, first responders including police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services 'personnel face situations requiring rapid but thoughtful decision-making. De-escalating a crisis, particularly ones involving persons who may be experiencing a mental illness or substance use disorder requires an approach informed by behavioral health knowledge. SAMHSA developed resources for first responders to provide the […]