The primary message of this session is that behavioral health crises are not just the responsibility of the behavioral health system. It takes a village. The question addressed in this session: How does one create this village? And, as importantly, how does one sustain this village?
In other words: What is the role of community partners e.g. community health, law enforcement, schools in the crisis response system? What are good models of community collaboratives? What works? What doesn’t? What are lessons learned from community collaborative experiences? How are these best sustained?
This session comprises presentations by speakers about their attempts to answer these questions in different parts of the country. Once again, these presentations will be the platform for the discussion and dialogue that follows.