The purpose of this program is to: (1) train individuals (e.g., school personnel and emergency services personnel including fire department and law enforcement personnel, veterans, armed services members and their families, etc.) to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental disorders and how to safely de-escalate crisis situations involving individuals with a mental illness and (2) provide education on resources available in the community for individuals with a mental illness and other relevant resources, including how to establish linkages with school and/or community-based mental health agencies. With this program, SAMHSA aims to increase the number of individuals prepared and trained on how to respond to individuals with mental disorders appropriately and safely. In accordance with Executive Order 14074, this program will help build secure, safe, and healthy communities; reinforce partnership between law enforcement and communities; and increase public trust and enhance public safety. Up to 22 organizations will be awarded.
Applications are due May 1, 2023.
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