September is National Suicide Prevention Month. With the stresses of daily life, school, and the continuing pandemic, it is more important than ever to take care of yourself.
If you’re experiencing a mental health emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. Other resources include: The 24/7 Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), The Crisis Text Line (Text HELLO to 741741). If your distress is related to COVID-19, you can contact the Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a crisis counselor for free confidential crisis support.
GRCC’s Academic Video Online / VAST database is regularly supplemented by new video, and this one will inform us all as society deals with the rise in mental health social problems and how police handle them with crisis intervention training.
Ernie & Joe: Crisis Cops addresses how police officers address the mental health-related issues they encounter daily. This HBO Documentary film “follows two police officers with the San Antonio Texas Police Department who are diverting people away from jail and into mental health treatment, one 911 call at a time.” Logon with your last name and 7-digit Raider number. For more resources, check out the Criminal Justice Subject Guide.