REIMAGINE: A Week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People in Crisis
On November 16-18, 2021, we hosted REIMAGINE: A Week of Action to Reimagine Our National Response to People in Crisis, free virtual events to learn more about our current response to mental health and suicidal crises, how crisis response impacts different communities, how you can help #ReimagineCrisis — and how we can work together to build a better, more equitable crisis system. Session recordings are available in the event platform for registrants to view for 60 days after the event.
Every year, millions of mental health or suicidal crisis calls are made to 911 and local crisis lines. But unfortunately, when in-person help is needed, law enforcement — not a mental health professional — is often the only response available. It doesn’t have to be this way.
People in mental health or suicidal crisis deserve a compassionate and effective response. To #ReimagineCrisis, our response needs three main parts: 24/7 local crisis call centers, mobile crisis teams, and crisis stabilization options.