Mental Health: Tools and Other Resources
Tools and Other Resources
- SAMHSA’s Sequential Intercept Model (SIM) provides a conceptual framework for communities to organize targeted strategies for justice-involved individuals with behavioral health disorders
- BJA's “Police – Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit” provides resources for law enforcement agencies to partner with mental health providers to effectively respond to calls for service, improve outcomes for people with mental illness, and advance the safety of all.
- The Treatment Advocacy Center hosts a myriad of research and resources on mental health topics.
- Exposure to the traumatic experiences of other people—known as vicarious trauma—is an inevitable occupational challenge for the field of law enforcement. The Vicarious Trauma Toolkit includes tools and resources for public safety organizations to address the vicarious trauma needs of their staff.
- The Critical Components of Officer Mental Wellness and Resiliency brochure discusses how family and friends of law enforcement can help prevent officer suicide.
- The Officer Suicide Prevention and Awareness poster, funded by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, raises awareness and provides resources to prevent officer suicides.
- Suicide Prevention Wallet Card
- 2018 National Directory of Mental Health Treatment Facilities is ordered alphabetically by state, by city within each state, and by facility name within each city. Each facility listing includes codes that represent the services offered and other features of the facility, including codes that indicate services for hearing impaired and non-English-speaking clients.
- The fact sheet “Evidence-Based Strategies for Working with Offenders” seeks to distill a growing body of research about evidence-based strategies in five areas for reducing recidivism among criminal offenders: (1) assessment, (2) treatment, (3) deterrence, (4) procedural justice, and (5) collaboration.
- “Improving Officer Response to Persons with Mental Illness and Other Disabilities: A Guide for Law Enforcement Leaders” is a guide for law enforcement professionals who encounter individuals with mental illness or intellectual/developmental disabilities.
- “Core Elements for Responding to Mental Health Crises” offers guidance on improving services for people living with serious mental illness or emotional health issues during mental health crises. It defines values, principles, and infrastructure to support appropriate responses to crises in diverse situations.
Last updated: January 2019.