Should I Call The Police If I See Someone Having A Mental Health Crisis?

Read this before you dial 911 during an encounter with someone experiencing severe symptoms of mental illness.

Indicators of someone experiencing a crisis can include threats to harm themselves or others, an inability to care for themselves, and extreme behaviors or emotions. Someone experiencing psychosis may also talk to themselves, either coherently or incoherently. But these are not necessarily a sign that the person is in immediate danger.

Calling 911, particularly when you don’t have a full picture of the person’s condition, could potentially exacerbate the situation. This is especially true if the person is Black or brown.

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