NAMI Illinois Article
With long-standing budget shortfalls in Illinois, accessible and affordable mental health resources have become sparse, with availability varying widely around the state. Consequently, when emergency services are contacted during a mental health crisis, law enforcement officers are now the most frequent first responders. This, of course, can be a frightening experience for any family. Fortunately, many law enforcement officers around the state go through training certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board, called Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training.