By Jolene Almendarez
The Ithaca Voice
ITHACA – For 16 hours a day, people experiencing a mental health crisis in Tompkins County have few options for treatment. Most likely, a person’s mental health situation will involve police intervention or hospitalization.
But things are about to change.
Last week the Tompkins County legislature unanimously approved the creation of 24-hour Behavioral Health Mobile Crisis Team, which will operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The crisis team will be managed by the Tompkins County Mental Health Department.
For more on this story, visit the Ithaca Voice website at ithacavoice.com/2016/12/tompkins-mobile-crisis-team-unanimously-approved-offer-mental-health-services-247.