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YMCA of NWLA Podcast - Dr. James Patterson, LSUHS Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, joins a discussion on crisis intervention in our community. He shares that we have started a new crisis response system to better provide for the needs of our patients and lessen the strain on the police department.

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Crisis response system to support police on calls involving mental health breakdown

KTAL/KMSS - Dr. James Patterson, LSUHS Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, says a key feature of the system will be co-responder teams. Professionals trained in mental health will be sent with police officers so if a non-crime scene with a patient emerges, the police can turn it over to the mental health crisis response team.

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