If you were involved in a crisis, would you know how to handle the situation?

This week community leaders have been working on crisis intervention; specifically for situations involving mental illness.

Posted: Nov 16, 2017 1:18 PM

VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WTHI) - If you were involved in a crisis, would you know how to handle the situation?

This week community leaders have been working on crisis intervention; specifically for situations involving mental illness.

The Hamilton Center has been behind these training sessions.

Event coordinators say the training is a community engagement activity involving Indiana State University Police and the Department of Social Work.

"This gives them the tools to use in cases like that that can be maybe prevent somebody from getting hurt. Officers or even the person who's having the episode," explained Farron Stevens, detective with the Terre Haute Police Department.

Crisis Intervention Training helps those living with a mental illness get the help they need.

Friday is the last day of training.

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