Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention - MIRECC / CoE
Attention A T users. To access the menus on this page please perform the following steps. 1. Please switch auto forms mode to off. 2. Hit enter to expand a main menu option (Health, Benefits, etc). 3. To enter and activate the submenu links, hit the down arrow. You will now be able to tab or arrow up or down through the submenu options to access/activate the submenu links.

MIRECC / CoE

Menu
Menu

Quick Links

Veterans Crisis Line Badge
My healthevet badge
EBenefits Badge
 

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for VA Suicide Prevention

Rocky Mountain MIRECC for Veteran Suicide Prevention

 

 

RSS Feed

Rocky Mountain Short Takes on Suicide Prevention: Talking Community Response with Denver Co-Responder Team Program

Denver Co-Responder Team

8 March 2017

How communities respond to a mental health concern or crisis may directly contribute to consumer perception, potential stigma, and willingness to engage in help-seeking behavior. This week’s Rocky Mountain MIRECC Short Takes podcast highlights a local program invested in proactively reaching out to individuals who may experience mental health challenges, and build healthy relationships that better serve community members both in crisis and for the long haul. Please join Scott Snow (Director of the Crisis Services Division, Denver Police Department) and Chris Richardson (Program Manager of the Mental Health Center of Denver) as they talk about Denver’s Crisis Intervention and Response Unit (CIRU). Here is some of what they discuss:

  • The program’s origins and goals
  • How the Co-Responder program changes an old cycle of “wash, rinse repeat”
  • Going beyond crisis response to linking citizens to needed services
  • Diverting mental health from justice-involved and/or jail
  • Tracking the outcomes, how’s it working so far
  • Greatest successes and ways to improve

Play podcast

The podcast is approximately 24 minutes long.

You can subscribe to the RM Short Takes Podcast on iTunes, Google Play or your favorite podcasts tool.

Categories: Suicide Prevention

Return to the Top

call us at 303-399-8020 ext 5275

order free suicide prevention products

listen to our podcast and morePodcast/Video

Suicide Risk Management Consult Program

learn about the microbiome

learn why Lethal Means  Safety MattersLethal Means
Safety

join our free email list