Health Professionals and Law Enforcement Personnel from multiple agencies joined forces recently for San Mateo County Crisis
Intervention Training or ‘CIT’ in Belmont.
The class includes identification of the more
common types of mental illness, skills for de-escalation of potentially violent
situations, assessment of medication information, specifics on suicide
intervention and a mental health system overview.
This training greatly enhances the provision
of services to mentally ill members of the community as well as citizens who
are in crisis.
CIT trains law enforcement to become adept at dealing with
mental health consumers, the developmentally disabled and individuals in
--Information provided by San Mateo County Sheriff's Office