Cheyenne Police To Receive Mental Health Training

The Cheyenne Police Department, in partnership with Cheyenne Regional Behavioral Health Services and Peak Wellness, will be hosting a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team training for first responders from Jan. 25 through the 29.
The primary goal of the Crisis Intervention Team training program is to educate first responders to better serve the needs of individuals experiencing mental health crises.
The training includes in-depth discussions of the various types of mental health issues, including mood and thought disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, suicide, and mental disabilities. The training also teaches techniques for responders including communication and de-escalation skills.
Crisis Intervention Team programs also encourage partnerships between law enforcement and community agencies, including CRMC BHS, Peak Wellness, and National Alliance for Mental Illness.