Mobile Crisis Team approved to offer 24/7 mental health services

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.

Photo by Jolene Almendarez/ The Ithaca Voice
The Tompkins County Legislature unanimously voted in favor of a Mobile Crisis Team after Public Health Director Frank Kruppa presented the details of the plan last week.

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.
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