Mental Wellness Inside and Outside the Agency
The last two years have been hard for many. Between the continuing pandemic, economic and supply chain concerns, and heightened political tensions, it’s no surprise that there has been a significant increase in mental health concerns among Americans.
Because of this, many police departments have seen an uptick in mental health-related calls. In an effort to provide the best response possible and reduce strain on police departments that are already short-staffed to begin with, many agencies have, or are in the process of, implementing a separate team or unit with specific training to handle mental health crisis situations.
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47.1 million or 19% of people in the U.S. are living with a mental health condition, which is a 1.5 million increase from the previous (2020) year’s report.
Source: 2021 Mental Health in America (MHA) Report