Hotlines That Avoid Police
These hotlines and warmlines can provide alternatives to police intervention and avoid using police in most cases. It’s always good to ask all hotlines and warmlines about their policies before disclosing information that could lead to an involuntary intervention or forced hospitalization. Some utilize other first responders, such as mobile crisis units with mental health professionals, who are mandated reporters and can administer psychiatric assessments that may trigger forced hospitalization.
Crisis Support Guides
Support Groups for Survivors of Forced Treatment
Peer Support Orgs & Respites
Mental Health Crisis Response via 911 or 311 (not always community-based)
*Mobile Crisis Teams (MCTs) are locally-based police diversion efforts that attempt to route mental health crisis calls away from police and usually include first responders, such as mobile crisis units with mental health professionals/clinicians. There is a possibility of forced hospitalization with response and assessment by mental health professionals. They may or may not include a co-responding police officer.
Crisis Intervention Teams (CITs) are often staffed by police and include police response.
Providers and more resources
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