Increased Demand in Mental Health Services Creating Shortfalls Within Crisis Assistance

(Eugene, OR) Eugene’s alternatives to armed police response, including White Bird Clinic’s nationally lauded CAHOOTS program, are an example of best practices but aren’t without challenges. CAHOOTS stands for Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets. The service operated completely separate from EPD for the first two decades but began its first shift funded by […]

Tampa City Council Building Mental Health Response System

Tampa City Council requesting up to $1 million to invest in a new mental health response program similar to the Cahoots model in which calls not involving violence would be diverted to mental health response teams rather than the police. More of the story here.