Anchorage, Alaska Enacts Mental Health First Responder Team For Psychiatric & Behavioral Crises

Being among the first in the United States to take steps into better aiding individuals having a mental health emergency, Anchorage, Alaska, included a thorough team of mobile health experts into their 2021 budget. Activist Forrest Dunbar tweeted about the event’s specifics, which you can read below.

According to Anchorage Daily News, the program was funded by a new alcohol tax and is set to assist the police in situations they may not necessarily be trained for, including social work and health emergencies regarding behavioral and psychiatric assistance, easing burden on the department, and allowing for better reallocation of both time and assets.

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