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Moultrie officers to undergo mental health crisis intervention training

Posted at 5:55 PM, Jan 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-28 17:55:25-05

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WTXL) — First responders in Moultrie are coming together to let people with mental illnesses know there are people out there who care.

There was a meeting Tuesday to spread awareness about a mental health alert bracelet the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is offering.

The bracelets will be worn by officers who would be trained on how to handle an emergency situations involving someone with a mental illness.

Prior to wearing the bracelet, officers will go through a 40-hour mental health crisis intervention training.

"It gives them another tool in their tool box," said Lynn Wilson, the president of NAMI. "It gives them additional knowledge on what they are dealing with."

The next training will take place in March. For more information, click here.