Notes From the Field: Peer Support - A Valuable Tool in Assisting Mental Health Consumers After a Crisis

Notes From the Field: Peer Support - A Valuable Tool in Assisting Mental Health Consumers After a Crisis

Source: 

National Institute of Justice

Author(s): 

Officer Luke Bonkiewicz

In 2018, the Lincoln Police Department received more than 3,300 mental health calls for service, or just over 60 calls per week that involved a person in crisis.

Here in Nebraska’s capital city, a small group of mental health consumers generate a disproportionate number of these calls for service. About 5% of the individuals who need our attention during a mental health crisis account for 25% of all of our mental health calls for service.

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