CIT Training

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) is a program that helps area law enforcement, corrections, and emergency services personnel become more adept at recognizing mental illnesses, and dealing effectively with situations that involve a mentally ill person. It is spearheaded by the Community Alliance of Law Enforcement and Mental Health Services, with funding support from the Lake County ADAMHS Board.

During the four-day training, participants learn about symptoms and behaviors commonly associated with major mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and Alzheimer’s. The session also includes modules on suicide prevention, adolescent mental health crises, and techniques for deescalating precarious or dangerous situations.

To learn more, contact program coordinator Julie Kalina-Hammond at jhammond@neighboring.org