POLICE: If you or your loved one is in danger please call 911, explain the circumstances and ask for a Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained officer. The CIT is a well-documented and successful model of improving police interactions with people experiencing acute episodes of mental illness. The training is designed to educate and prepare police officers who come into contact with people in crisis, to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness and to respond effectively and appropriately to the individual.
This guide, published by the Thomas Jefferson Area CIT will help you prepare for calling for help if your family member is in crisis.
call your local community services board first (Region Ten) or call your town's police hotline and ASK FOR A "CIT" TRAINED OFFICER.
Region Ten provides a complete list of recovery programs for the consumer. Region Ten Community Services Board is part of a statewide network of 40 Community Service Boards working to provide mental health, intellectual disability and substance use services where they
are needed – in the local community. An agency of local government, Region Ten CSB is committed to serving the residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. Region Ten has a reputation for providing exceptional service.
The link to Region Ten will give you a comprehensive list to all of their programs. Call Region Ten for phone support 24/7. Region Ten will advise you of the appropriate steps to take whether you need to find hospitalization, assessment, service programs, housing, commitment, and general questions.If you are in danger, please call 911.
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