Durham Wellness City enjoyed another lively visit from the current class of Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trainees. CIT is a program designed to improve the way law enforcement and other first responders (EMS, Fire, Campus Security, 911 Operators, etc.) respond to people experiencing mental health or substance use challenges.
Suicidal thoughts, much like mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. In fact, suicide is often the result of an untreated mental health condition. Suicidal thoughts, although common, should not be considered normal and often indicate more serious issues.
2017 World Autism Awareness Day
Jackie Pilgrim talks about the exceptional work of Durham CIT at the 2017 WAAD (World Autism Awareness Day) Observation, United Nations, NYC.
Three NCCU police officers completed a 40-hour course of specialized training in mental illness and crisis intervention techniques offered by the Durham Police Department in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The officers are now part of the Durham area Crisis Intervention Team (CIT).