Chicago’s New Mental Health Crisis Team: What You Need to Know

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On ‘Psychology Behind the Headlines,’ hosts Jessica Reyes, Patricia Wu, and guest therapist Ryan Heapy discuss Chicago’s FACT program and its potential benefits.

FACT: Mental Health Crisis Help

Chicago’s FACT team provides specialized help for mental health emergencies without involving the police.

Benefits: Better Support, Safer Communities

This approach offers more appropriate support for people in crisis and allows police to focus on other community needs.

988: A Model for Change

The national 988 hotline shows the power of community-based mental health response, inspiring programs like FACT.

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