988 Suicide Prevention Hotline
"Unlike other medical emergencies, mental health crises overwhelmingly result in a law enforcement response," says psychologist Benjamin Miller, president of Well Being Trust. "If you look at the data from the police, about 20% of their total staff time is spent responding and transporting individuals who are experiencing a mental health crisis." Just last year, he adds, more than "2 million people with serious mental illness were booked in jail." And nearly a quarter of fatal shootings by the police in recent years have involved people with mental illness, he adds. If you or anyone you know is in crisis, please reach out.
National Police Suicide Foundation8424 Park RoadPasadena, Maryland 21122
National Suicide Prevention Hotline800-784-2433
Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program®P.O. Box 644Westminster, CO 80036-0644800-273-8255http://www.yellowribbon.org/