The Guam’s Behavioral Health workforce is taking their Mobile Crisis Response Team services to the next level by launching the second phase of their pilot program. Behavioral Health in June partnered with Guam’s law enforcement and public safety officials to launch the first phase of the Mobile Crisis Response Team. The partnership brings together a team of experienced crisis specialists and certified peer support specialists who work with the Guam Police Department and Guam Fire Department to handle mental health crisis calls.
This allows law enforcement teams to respond to callers, secure the scene for public safety measures and allow for the crisis and behavioral health specialists to come in and help de-escalate the situation. While the first phase of the Mobile Crisis Response Team focused on established Gaum Behavioral Health and Wellness Center clients, the second phase was launched last week — allowing all adults 18 and older to be served. More on this story here.