“We have now done 3 CIT trainings and find the experience invaluable. It feels like we make a difference when we share our stories with the police and give them a glimpse of what life is like and how it feels to live alongside mental illness on a daily basis. This is the first training we have done that we were fortunate to have a consumer join the panel. I told Ramon this … I admire his courage, insight and first hand knowledge that he was able to impart. He was amazing and it was very powerful for everyone in the room to hear his story.”-Laura & Paul“We love having you and the NAMI Panel involved. When I say it is one of the most memorable portions of CIT, I really mean it. The class takes away so much and I really can’t do this without your partnership.Thanks again for all you do!” – Heather Giless, MSW, CIT Coordinator, Trillium Health Resources
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What Is CIT?
A Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program is a model for community policing that brings together
law enforcement, mental health providers, hospital emergency departments and individuals with mental illness and their families to improve responses to people in crisis.
CIT programs enhance communication, identify mental health resources for assisting people in crisis and ensure that officers get the training and support that they need.
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