Who responds to mental health emergencies in your area?

EMS1 Poll Results: Feb 24, 2021 - Mar 05, 2021

EMS 10 %
Police 8 %
Police and EMS 76 %
EMS and social workers 1 %
Other 5 %
Total 84

This week, FDNY EMS union officials expressed concerns about a plan to send EMS to mental health emergency calls without police, and with social workers instead. 

Denver and San Francisco have recently replaced or planned to replace police with mental health professionals in some situations as well, while Eugene, Oregon, has had a similar program for decades. 

We want to know: Who responds to mental health emergencies in your area? Does your community have a system that works well? Share your story for potential inclusion in an EMS1 article.

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