Triage services allow crisis personnel to reach out to people during crisis before their situations become more desperate, linking them to appropriate services.
The Mental Health Wellness Act of 2013, SB 82, provides $20 million in grants to hire triage personnel statewide. Those mental health workers provide crisis support services at shelters, jails, hospitals and clinics, including mobile crisis support teams. The availability of crisis intervention services can divert people from incarceration and lessen the use of hospital emergency rooms and psychiatric beds.
Here you will find information regarding the crisis services being done in 24 counties throughout the state, including who to contact at the state level regarding support for each county.
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Second Round (2018-21) Triage grants
The second round of crisis triage grants were awarded in 2018. The purpose of the triage grant is to increase the number of personnel to provide crisis intervention, crisis stabilization, mobile crisis support, and intensive case management and linkage to services. Individuals experiencing a mental health crisis will be assisted in various settings such as schools, shelters, jails, clinics, and in the community. These funds provide the opportunity for counties, counties acting jointly and city behavioral health departments to reduce the costs associated with long stays in emergency departments, link to services for those released from jails, and reduce the time spent by law enforcement on mental health crisis calls.