Law enforcement learn crisis intervention training.

Local law enforcement are learning to help in times of crisis when it comes to mental illness and disabilities.

Posted: Oct 30, 2018 6:49 PM

TERRE HAUTE Ind. (WTHI)- Local law enforcement is spending the week getting a different kind of training.

They're partnering with mental health services for a week's worth of crisis intervention training.

The program features talks about PTSD, trauma, Autism and other disabilities.

Guest speakers who have lived with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder will also be at the sessions.

Organizers said it's a way for law enforcement to act as first responders

Warren English-Malone, Consumer Representative Manager of the Hamilton Center said this allows officers to do their job effectively and with confidence knowing they have the resources to help in a time of crisis. 

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