The CRT is saving lives

How the CRT helped prevent a suicide (News on 6) Tulsa is losing precious lives to suicide and untreated mental illness. We have one of the nation’s highest rates of mental illness and rank 15th for suicide.  State funding for mental healthcare has declined resulting in under-resourced early intervention and treatment options. The launch of…

Community Response Team Receives Funding to Continue Program to Help Tulsans in Need

Tulsa has one of the highest rates of mental illness and suicide in the nation. Despite the enormity of the problem, state funding for public mental health continues to decline, resulting in an under-resourced system for early intervention and treatment. Consequently, highly treatable issues spiral into crisis, overwhelming first responders with emergency calls. Part of…

Tulsa agencies aim to reduce mental-health related 911 calls, connect people to better resources  [The Frontier]

The Community Response Team (CRT) includes a mental health professional from Family & Children’s Services’ COPES unit, a police officer and a firefighter or paramedic. The group works together to rapidly diagnosis and de-escalate dispatch calls. [The Frontier] The man had mental health problems and would often stand on a street corner in midtown Tulsa. When…